For example, going into a restaurant to eat a meal will either prove to be a satisfying experience or not.
Nevertheless, those of us who are in the “Awareness Zone” will gain a sensory and gastronomical experience from every aspect of it.
Walking into the room we will get an internal reaction from the design and decor. We will be attracted to, repelled by, or disinterested in the appearance of the place. We will note violations of cleanliness which will make our nostrils flare in distaste.
We’ll notice other customers and make up mini-stories about who they are and why they look the way they do, then react to the half-eaten mess on their plates.
We will peruse the menu for something that tickles our fancy and makes our juices flow.
The waiter will please or annoy us, the food when delivered will rarely resemble the description on the menu.
The taste of that food will either bring us joy or indigestion, but the point is, taste is actually only one part of the experience.
It is important to be there for each of the impressions gleaned in the course of life, no matter how miniscule.
We are each a product of every moment of experience we’ve had from the day we’re born.
Don’t get so caught up in rules, parameters and “should’s”.