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Reflecting on the senses

Meditating on the senses is a powerful practice that invites you to engage deeply with your surroundings and the present moment.  By focusing on each of your senses, you can cultivate a heightened awareness and a sense of tranquility. Begin by finding a comfortable, quiet place to sit or lie down. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, allowing your body to relax. Start with your sense of touch: feel the texture of the surface beneath you, the weight of your clothing, the temperature or feel of the air on your skin. Notice any sensations without judgment, simply observing them as they are. Next, shift your attention to your sense of hearing. Listen to the sounds around you, both near and far. Perhaps you can hear the rustle of leaves, the distant hum of traffic, or the gentle ticking of a clock. Allow these sounds to come and go, without attaching any meaning or story to them. Move on to your sense of smell. Take a deep breath in and notice any scents that are present. They might