The Benefit of Becoming More Sensory Aware
In calibrating for distinctions we are going to be using our sensory skills to notice the details and information being presented. As we gather this information it is important to pay attention to sensory-based descriptions. This will keep us from “mind-reading” or “hallucinating” or interpreting through emotional responses and assumptions.
Sensory-based information is describing what is actually existing behaviorally and environmentally, rather than the generalities of emotion.
For example: “She must be really mad at me!” would become, “I haven’t received a phone call for three days from her and I wonder what has happened.” Or, “I just know she’s mad at me.” becomes “The look on her face has a furrowed brow, piercing eyes and clenched teeth, and her breathing is shallow and rapid.” And, she could be mad at someone else!
The benefit of becoming more and more sensory aware is that we notice finer distinctions of information and we let go of assumptions and mind-reading that could lead us to delete, distort or generalize important information.