The five senses

What they can teach us about the people we meet

April 27th 2017
Sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch give us a good knowledge of material reality. But the five senses have extensions into the psychic world, and for those who have learned to use them they are also helpful in their relationships with others. The eyes allow us to interpret imperceptible details of behavior. The ear can analyze, even beyond spoken words, the intonations of a voice, even on the telephone. Smell detects the odour of psychic emanations and taste allows us to distinguish their flavour. And with touch, when we shake hands, we are immediately informed of a person’s character, for in a handshake our whole being is expressed. So many people regret not seeing more clearly when meeting others! They have overestimated some, underestimated others. Why? Because they are always too quick to pass judgment. It is based on a first impression, and often to suit themselves. From now on, you must be in less of a hurry, more careful and attentive, for you know that, although it is difficult to know human beings, the five senses, used effectively, can already give us some indications.