Don't you just love how a certain song or smell or moment triggers a floodgate of memories and takes you right back to that moment? That Sarah McLachlan song did it for me. All of the sudden, it's 1998 and I'm 17. I'm in my car with my girlfriends and we're soaking in the entire Surfacing album.
This time it's echoes that matter, not vibrations. An echo arises when a pulse of sound hits something and bounces back. Sound travels quite fast, but it's not instantaneous, so the geometry of the room creates delays in the timing.
When it comes to living in a body and really experiencing the world through our remarkable five senses, attention and appreciation are one and the same. Our attention is the rare and purest form of gratitude that happens in us when we stop and use our senses fully.