Listen With Your Toes
The Quality and Intensity of Consciousness
People talk about mindfulness; about “being conscious” and “being present.” These are often marketed as tools to free ourselves from distracting thoughts, desires, and emotional storms — but there is much, much more.
But let’s start with that.
Or rather, the inverse: the ability to bring the full extent of our capacity to bear on any given event is substantially impaired by the interference of this internal noise — the running commentary, the intrusive cravings, and…