Good mornin' Peter,
I find that 'sensitivity' is simply a gift (though often along life's
way I've considered it more of a curse) that a *few* of us are blessed
with in the critical early developmental years. And by the same token
one that unfortunately the *many* are not. Likewise the capacity for
true 'attention' is simply a part and parcel of that innate
extraordinarily keen capacity to 'sense' or 'feel'. And as you go on to
suggest, these sensitive 'chosen few' must come to a FULL STOP, and
then begin to become 'attentive' and begin the process (the mountain
climb) of re-capturing and purifying again that sensitivity
or 'intuitive feel' for things in total action in the mainstream of
Remember that little child you spoke of earlier and that 'innocence'
that's necessary to gain entry into the Kingdom?
Arthur Schopenhauer referred to the sensitively-souled as the 'more
finely-formed' and fully and rightly observed even way back in his days
that rarely do any of them ever wake up from the universal
collective 'sleep in the dust of the earth' along with the many, many
who have unfortunately been de-sensitized to the point that for them
there can be no coming to a full stop, and then on to a genuine
awakening or 'rebirth'. And so just as Kahlil Gibran once
remarked, 'unless a person is born again his life will be but a blank
page in the book of existence.
Happy awakening Peter,
--- In Soar_Like_An_Eagle_2@yahoogroups.com
, peterquinnn <no_reply@...>
> This is very true, Bob. I think to have *extraordinary feeling, this
> sensitivity to everything* one needs to learn to really pay attention.
> One needs to learn to slow down. A big reason for lack of sensitivity
> is rushing, thinking too fast, in fact doing everyting too fast. One
> needs to slow down and learn to truly inhabit the present.