Awakening delight in your physical senses returns you to the joy of being human. Look for ways to bring beauty into your day via taste, touch, sight, scent and sound.
How do you delight in your senses? We discuss the first of 12 practices that we have laid out in the Road Map for Deeper Connection and Sexy Confidence. Morgan and I sit down and interview one another about our relationship with our senses and how we’ve learned to to delight in them.
In this episode:
-You'll hear why Ron loves the smell of barn, and why Morgan feels more alive when she has BO.
-You'll learn what it means for me to be a sensual woman and why she thinks genuine sensuality is the best way to redeem our relationship with food and our bodies (and how you never have to diet again).
You'll also learn why it's dangerous to rely only on virtual forms of beauty (pinterest, instagram, etc) for inspiration, and how you can find a rich source of creativity (and happiness!) daily, via your 5 incredible senses.
This is goood stuff
-We’ve also included all the questions that we asked each other in the notes below. Use them on your next date night or weekend away. If you aren’t in a relationship, take them to your next dinner party or use them as journal prompts.
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BEAUTIFUL Questions for DEEPER CONNECTION:
When did you first awaken to beauty?
Did you parents TEACH YOU HOW TO delight in your 5 senses?
Do you consider yourself a sensual person?
IF NOT, WHY NOT? If so, where you always this way? What changed in you to become more sensual?
Which of your 5 senses are you most compelled by?
What scents (smells) immediately teleports you and where do you go?
What is a "bad" smell you strangely like? (ex: body oder, barn, trash on a hot day)
Have you ever had a time in your life when you tried to repress your senses?
What is your current relationship like with physical pleasure? do you trust your body's cravings or are you afraid you might lose control? (food, sex, etc)
When did you start becoming aware of the beauty that was connected to your 5 senses and in what ways did you make a practice of inviting it into your life? did that affect the quality of your life?
if you don't have a practice of delighting in your senses yet, what is one thing you could begin to do daily to be more mindful of simple, sensual pleasures?
HAS A sensory experience ever SERVED AS an act of healing IN YOUR LIFE? if so, how so? Was it a certain piece of music or art, was it a meal specially prepared for you or by you? describe the physical experience and how it made your soul feel.
He said/She Said, quotes from this week’s episode.
"The heart of Romance and Adventure is deeper connection." -Morgan
"I grew up wanting so bad to be different, whatever the opposite of popular choices." -Ron
"Our senses are our primary way that we interpret the word." -Morgan
"I still move my toes around when I’m delighting in something, especially ice cream." -Ron
"Trusting that when I delight in my senses is actually a safeguard to over indulgence." -Morgan
"We don’t know how human we are- that we’ve distanced ourselves so far from our own smells." -Ron
Links & Notes from this episode
Guidelines for Eating
“The Eating Guidelines
1. Eat when you are hungry.
2. Eat sitting down in a calm environment. This does not include the car.
3. Eat without distractions. Distractions include radio, television, newspapers, books, intense or anxiety-producing conversations or music.
4. Eat what your body wants.
5. Eat until you are satisfied.
6. Eat (with the intention of being) in full view of others.
7. Eat with enjoyment, gusto, and pleasure.”
―Geneeth Roth, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
The Moka (Italian Coffee maker)