My upcoming project, senseLESS, is based on the abuse of our 5 senses. Last Friday, I completed 40 days of what I’ve called the senseLESS Cleanse. Although I did do some writing throughout the process, the cleanse set up my mentality for the majority of writing for the project and a more intense exploration of senses, along with a series of 2-day bouts of sensory deprivation.
For the next 40 days, starting last Monday, May 16th, 2011, Phase 2 is in progress. It’ll be more of a study than anything else – reading, research, experiments, etc. It focuses on each individual sense, exploring one sense per week and doing a self-induced experiment each weekend.
Here’s my schedule:
Friday, May 20th – Sunday, May 22nd – TASTE
Friday, May 27th – Sunday, May 29th – SMELL
Friday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 5th – TOUCH
Friday, June 10th – Sunday, June 12th – SIGHT
Friday, June 17th – Sunday, June 19th – HEARING
During the senseLESS Cleanse, I posted a blog everyday, not gonna do that for Phase 2. On the Friday night or Saturday morning, I’ll be posting a description of my experiment for that weekend. On the following Monday, I’ll let you know how it went. Become a fan on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and/or subscribe to my YouTube channel to get frequent updates.
Every once in a while, life let’s you know that you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing. When what you’re trying to do just happens and falls into place, that’s a sign. I started my 1st cleanse, not even realizing that the day it ended was a significant day in my past. When designing Phase 2, I realized that in 40 days, there are 5 weekends – 1 for each sense. And the ending day of Phase 2 is the day I leave on a cruise, a perfect built-in celebration/reward. As soon as I get back from my cruise, I have the ultimate challenge in store for myself. I pay attention to these signs and it helps me have confidence in what I’m doing.
In addition, since I deprived the ‘Reading Into Spirituality’ section of the senseLESS Cleanse, I have a daily reading schedule that I’m committing to, as well.