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HOME::Self-Help / Self-Improvement

Top 7 Ways To Make Sense of Life

By Tony Cuckson

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In Corrogue I am coming to my senses.

As an Aman Cara I teach spirituality of the senses. In this way I honor what Van Morrison calls “A sense of wonder.” I honour the sensuality and grace of the body. I honour this grace by letting go “disgrace” that is inherent in our social conditioning. Our nature is the nature of grace and not the illusion of disgrace. Our nature is the nature of beauty.

Let me remind you about how sensational life can “be.”

  1. We are beings of the senses.

    We make sense of our world via the senses. The senses are gateways. They keep us locked into a certain reality but they can be the medium of freedom from the limitation we call “our life.” For too long religion has labelled the senses as something “not quite nice.” For too long we have separated our senses as being something “not spiritual.” Many of our religions have done the same with the sensational experience we call sex.

    Coming to our senses is what I call, “The feeling way.”

    Being attentive to the senses allows life to be felt as sensational. We tend to see that which is sensational as being outside ourselves. We gather more and more sensational images in our newspapers, on our televisions and from other media forms. We ourselves do not enter the sensational. Thus we lock ourselves out of heaven. This heaven is this wonder called “life” in the eternal now.

    We do not enter the sensational realisation that we are the “flow of life.”

  2. We have become non-sensible.

    We have become cerebral people. We try to “make sense” of most everything we do. We do not attune ourselves to being “able to sense.” This is not surprising. As children we felt sensational. We knew in ways we have forgotten.

    We knew what we liked and did not like. We just did not have the words to explain. This was until we were told that trusting our senses was "not nice." It could mean that you told the truth and God help us someone might then be offended. You might have known that Joe Bloggs was not safe to be around but you overrode this fact by being told that you were not “being nice.”

    Thus your sensational body and its wondrous intelligence were swapped for the experience of “niceness in all things.” You took the first steps away from trusting your “inner telling sense.” For most of us the experience of trusting ourselves was downhill from there on in.

  3. Return to the body of wisdom that you are.

    Return to the wisdom of the body and the senses. This is the whole body and not just from the neck up. Learn again the value of deeping the trust in your innate sensitivity. The senses take you into a deeper appreciation of beauty than any cerebral description. The senses take you into the place of the now. This is the only time you have to be alive. This is the only place where you can have the time of your life.

    Developing sensitivity means trusting the wisdom of the senses.

    It means trusting the wisdom of the body. It means trusting your inner knowing. This is your intuition and your inner teaching. It requires the ability to feel the feelings that flow in and through, or are blocked in, the body. These are all feelings. Thus you begin to perceive life in the body and not life in the head. Your body becomes a vehicle for seeing the real life beyond “thinking about” your life.

  4. Coming to your senses makes you more sensible.

    This is not sensible in a cerebral sense. This is the less used bodily wisdom we call the “ability to sense.” When you are more able to allow your body to sense you make clearer decisions. You are not so threatened. You have no need to constantly rationalise your choices.

    When you begin to come to your senses you may in many ways appear rude. This is only at the beginning. You are changing the vibrational rate of your body. You are becoming more refined. You are becoming more holistic and holy. You are becoming an individual with your own sense of who you are.

  5. You begin to let go of what is holding you back.

    As you come to your senses you begin to drop what is no longer needed. You drop toxic relationships. You will begin to avoid toxic people even if to do so may make you appear not "a nice person.” Let me tell you that you will survive such a judgement. Just stay with this. Coming to your senses gives you a sense of your own authority.

    When you begin coming to your senses you allow others the opportunity to come to their senses. People are toxic, or involved in toxic relationships, because they feel they are separate from love. This experience of toxicity comes from fear. Coming to your senses allows them to sense the perfume of wisdom. This is the sense of knowing who they are and knowing that they belong here as a Divine being.

  6. Coming to your senses means you learn to avoid senseless action.

    Much of the action we engage with is designed to make us senseless. We turn up switch off and switch on the television. We zone out and we call this re-creation and renewal. Over a period we shut down our senses and we need greater sensationalism in order to get the same fix. More powerful images of violence and unhappiness are required to penetrate our defences. We become people of the part and people apart. We become what my teacher Osho calls “logic choppers. We rationalize our lives. We forget who we are and do not wake up to this miraculous gift of life.

  7. Coming to our senses enhances our beauty.

    Beauty is sensational. Our inner beauty is sensational. It has been covered in the dust of judgment and unacceptability ever since we were small children. Beauty is expressed from the inner to the outer. While outer beauty is a delight it will diminish in time. Inner beauty is the essence of love that lives within the timeless. Learning to know and be this can be one of our greatest gifts in growing older.

    I wish you a sensational, sensible and sensuous experience of being in your body now. Remember to breathe in and breathe out. Remember too that the blessing is already here. You are it. All you have to do is become sensitive to your own “sense of wonder.” For a time this week give up “logic” for the “illogical” and the sensational. After adequate rest in the body wake up and expect the miraculous.

    Love and blessings to you all.

    © 2005 Tony Cuckson Irish Blessings Matter

Tony Cuckson is an Anam Cara. This Celtic term means “Soul Friend.” He specializes in providing insight for the spiritual journey, Blessings for YOU, words of wisdom and finding inner peace. Visitors to Irish Blessings Matter website and Tony’s Blog get the opportunity to develop a purpose driven life through articles, newsletters and other programs. Get your free report called “7 ways to it’s a wonderful life” at
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Article Submitted On: January 27, 2005