On proprioception and enteroception
These two words that seem particularly difficult express two very simple realities
Proprioception means the perception of oneself, in particular one uses one's own body.
It seems normal that everyone perceives his body but instead for many normal it is not at all.
Beyond specific mental illnesses that do not actually prevent this perception making the life of some people very difficult, certainly exists in modern society today so little "natural" and closer to the digital world that is nothing but an alter ego precisely of the ego of the mind, many conditioning acts to reduce proprioception.
To escape from this, many people, more sensitive than others to this distance from nature and naturalness, carry out some practices such as Yoga, Tai Chi or simply meditations or other practices that serve to enter the quieora through the amplification of presence and awareness. .
On the other hand, is proprioception not an act of awareness of oneself?
How can we live our everyday life satisfactorily if some concepts like I, MY BODY, THE BODY OF THE OTHERS, THE UNION OF ALL THE LIVING THINGS ARE NOT at least sketchy in our sphere of knowledge?
We can practice a practice every day and whenever we want, wherever we are:
to practice total immersion in our senses in connection with awareness, through observation without judgment and interference of the mind and thoughts of all that surrounds us ...
For example, someone has ever stopped to feel the air that surrounds and enters our body through the skin, through the breath enters inside us and fills the lungs giving oxygen to our blood and making perfectly work some trigliardo of cells of our body, the ria that pushed by the wind with the difference of temperature moves and produces wonderful sounds of branches that are titinating in the sky and can continue for hours describing every wonder that surrounds us BUT THAT OUR SENSES IGNORE AS THE MIND AND 'TOO BUSY IN HIS ABSENCE WORK IN EVERY INSTANT, and every moment we die and every moment we are born again.
Has anyone ever noticed after a few hours the effect of feeling your body resting on the support where we are laid? Or do we only hear when the body, STUFF TO BE IGNORED BY A SO MUCH SUPERB, SENDS SIGNALS THROUGH PAIN?
This is why proprioception is so important: if every day we thank the senses by using them to look with real eyes (without judgment, without labels, without thoughts that immediately arise to explain or transform what we see!), Listen only with the ears all the fantastic world of sounds, feel the perfumes and the smells through the nose thanking for the signals that it sends us, tasting through the mouth at each bite and thanking for the good taste of what we are tasting that keeps us alive together, as I said before, all ' air that we breathe that does not contain only oxygen, nitrogen and other gases important to our life MA CONTAINS THE SAME THROUGH THIN SUBSTRATES OF ENERGY THAT WE INCREASE TO EVERY REST.
The very fact that our body is still here in this ENERGY FIELD influences it by CREATING THE REALITY THAT COMES TO YOU! And I do not say this and no mystic or some new-age theory is the last discoveries of QUANTUM PHYSICS.
I left touch last but not important, indeed because for me (being a masseur too) touch is the most important sense.
Through the CONTACT between our skin travel HEAT, ENERGY, LOVE not only physically but in gestures, when we shake hands sincerely, when we embrace providing support and love, when we touch each other in the act of loving each other physically and our body trembles with emotion as if nothing else existed but US, and that's right, at that moment there is nothing but US, because I AND YOU no longer exist: THIS IS THE SECRET INTRINSIC TO THE GREATNESS OF TOUCHING, OF THE CONTACT BETWEEN I BODIES, AN INFINITE REALLY GRANDNESS.
Now you will wonder what enteroception is.
It is the same principle enucleated above and written by me, (I hope clearly) but turned not towards the outside but towards the INSIDE OF WE SAME.
BE ONE THAT THE OTHER MAY BE MEMORIZED BY READING AND THROUGH ORAL EXPLANATIONS BUT WILL FIND SOON IN THE OBLE IN THIS WAY AS ANY KNOWING THAT HAS NO SHORT TIME AFTER THE EXPERIENCE TEST.
There is NOT a true KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT EXPERIENCE.
Have you ever had the experience of receiving a massage done by expert hands but above all loving? If you remember it for sure, and if the person who massaged you thought only of his own business and of the bill that you would have paid, it will be a faint, faded memory.
Every action can be done in three ways: with indifference, with malice and to produce damage or with PASSION, ENTHUSIASM AND TOTALITY. The three things can often be mingled and intertwined or present both in small doses that depend on but numerous factors whose most important is MENTAL PRESENCE.
Enteroception involves an extra step because we must be able to be observers of ourselves: the awareness that observes the thoughts, the mind as if we were looking at a sky where every now and then a cloud passes; we become aware that thought exists but we do not "give it energy" simply by observing it we let it pass.
It is not very simple and I believe that anyone who has tried to perform Vipassana meditation knows what I am talking about.
Like any shareholder, the ability to train "the muscles" that cause it or increase everything that leads us to facilitate this process with practice and above all with great determination.
If proprioception leads us to discover the position of our body with respect to space and time, enteroception leads us to discover our position with respect to the universe and eternity.
In fact there is not much difference between the two in that space and time exist united as the fruit of the dimension of our earthly life, which is part of a larger and MULTIDIMENSIONAL project accessible from within and not from the outside.
It seems incredible but after hundreds of years of scientific research to discover the universe quantum physicists experimentally demonstrating the inconsistency of matter as energy and the union of all the tiny sub-atomic particles that are part of a universal inter-being have arrived to the same conclusions of Eastern mystics: Taoists in China, Hindus and Buddhists in India.
Man is at the same time the center and part of the universe: it is the spectacle and the spectator but often does not realize it because he lives in the illusion of a dream called life.