Essensual is not a new word, but I just recently heard it.
It captures the juicy combination of awakeness and a human life beautifully.
Essence comes in at least three flavors.
It is that sense of wholeness, contentment and meaning that is here when I notice myself as the whole that embraces and includes body and mind.
It is that sense of profound meaning, kindness and wisdom that is here when the soul level is alive, when the alive presence is here in and around the body and everywhere else.
It is what I really am and everything is, the play of awake emptiness as form.
And the sensual comes in at least three flavors.
It is the pleasure and joy in an very ordinary way, that which comes and goes in a human life.
It is the pleasure and joy in all mentioned above, in the sense of wholeness at a human level, the alive presence, and awake emptiness as form.
It is the quiet joy in experience as it is, independent of content.
Together, it is sensual joy and essence as two facets of the same.
It is the essence of what I am which is always and already here. It is the quiet sensual joy in any experience, no matter how it shows up.
And sometimes, there is the essence of alive presence and human wholeness. And the sensual pleasure of both of those, and also the sensual pleasure in the most ordinary way. All coming and going as guests.
- sense of meaning, nurturing, soulful, heartfull (human + soul levels)
- what we really are – play of awake emptiness as form
- nurturing, pleasure, joy in experience, joy in human experience
- the quiet joy in experience, as it is, independent of its content
Essence is that sense of meaning, nurturing that is here when the soul level is more awake, when experience happens within allowing, appreciation and kindness.