Excerpt About Touch
The Most Intimate of the Physical SensesTouch is, in a sense, the most intimate of the physical senses. The skin must be directly against an object to touch it. There is no intermediary medium, like sound for hearing or light for seeing. So this subtle capacity is a very intimate one. Accurately speaking, it is sensing Essence by being Essence. It is the most direct way of perception. This capacity of touch, connected with the belly center, is very intimately connected with the embodiment of Essence. It is the body center; its mode of perception is embodiment. Here, perception as touch, and being, are the same act. So this capacity is the most important one.