Good morning! Welcome to another installment on the Power of Touch.
Here are some adjectives describing things we perceive instantly… right in the moment we touch something. In a flash, we recognize bumpy, hot, clammy, coarse, cold, curly, dry, feathery, firm, greasy, hairy, lumpy, mushy, sharp, silky, uneven, rough, watery, waxy and so much more. There’s really a whole world of knowing that we just glide through every single day, based entirely on physical touch.
On a psycho-emotional level, we commonly offer a handshake for a quick connection, reach out to hug someone who is suffering, recoil from touch if we are angry or uncomfortable, feel alarmed if a touch is cold or brittle, feel loved if gently caressed or calmed by a reassuring pat on the shoulder.
If you wish, be mindful of touch today. How many sensations and textures do you feel… including the air, temperature, clothes, furniture, vibrations from moving vehicles, objects you hold, phones, computers, etc?
How do you use touch to communicate with others?
How do others use touch to communicate with you?
Stay tuned, more to come!
Wishing you all the best,