Are you life sensitive, or just ego sensitive? Sadhguru offers a simple process for becoming more sensitive to life.
Question: You have said that one has to be “life sensitive” to experience higher dimensions of perception. What is this sensitivity? Is it something that one has to be born with, or can it be cultivated?
问：你曾经说过一个人想要体验更高维度就必须 “ 对生命敏感 ” 。这里的敏感指的是？它是与生俱来的，还是可以后天习得的？
Sadhguru: Should one be born with this? Though we would like to see all children as the same, you would have definitely noticed that there is a difference between one child and another. Right from the moment of birth, how they behave, how they cry, how they crawl, how they move their hands, how they look – they are different. It is foolish to think they are all the same. They are as different as grown-ups are. Someone is born one way and someone else another way – one with a certain sense of capability, another without that sense. But life sensitivity is not decided by birth alone.
Birth may decide some things. You can take the pole position and still finish last or crash your car. You can be in the last and still finish first; it is possible. Birth definitely sets a certain pitch, but it is not the deciding factor. Life is the deciding factor.
How to become sensitive to life?
If you have to become sensitive to life, first of all you must become life. In twenty-four hours, how many moments are you functioning as a piece of life? Most of the time you are either a thought, an emotion, an idea, an opinion, a philosophy, a belief system, a relationship, or something like this. If you want to be sensitive to life, you must be life yourself.
如果你要对生命敏感，首先你必须变成生命。在 24 小时里，有多少片刻，你是作为一个生命在运作？大多数时候你要么是一个思想，一种情绪，一个想法，一个意见，一种哲学，一种信仰体系，一段关系，或者其他类似的东西。如果你想对生命变得敏感，你必须成为生命。
If you can conduct your body and the process of the mind with a little distance, you will naturally become life sensitive. Everything that we have done in the name of yoga is only to bring that life sensitivity. Only when you are sensitive to life, you are with reality. Right now you are only ego sensitive. You say, “I am a sensitive person.” What you are saying is, you have a very big, strong ego.
如果你可以与你的身体和心理过程保持一点距离，你会自然变得对生命敏感。我们以瑜伽之名所做的一切只是为了带入那种对生命的敏感性。当你对生命敏感时，你和实相在一起。现在你只是自我敏感。你说 “ 我是一个敏感的人。 ” 你说的实际上是，你的自我很强大。
Becoming life sensitive is not an exercise, ideology or philosophy. If you are life, you would be sensitive to life.
Being sensitive does not mean that you get hurt, angry or irritated for everything. If you are life sensitive, you experience every other life as yourself because you are life too. What is sitting around you is as much life as you are. If you sit here as life, intrinsically you know that. If you sit here as a thought or an idea, you are completely different from the rest of the existence. If you sit here as anything other than life, you are fake; you are not real.
If you want to become life sensitive, a simple process that you do is this: make whatever you think and feel less important. Try and see for one day. Suddenly you will feel the breeze, the rain, the flowers and the people, everything in a completely different way. Suddenly the life in you becomes much more active and alive for your experience. Then you become life sensitive. Once you are sensitive to this life, there is no way you will not be sensitive to other life. Because you will no longer see what you call as “myself” as just the body. If you look around, you see that this “me” is all over. Then you are naturally sensitive to everything.
如果你想对生命敏感，一个简单的方法是：别把自己的想法和感受看得太重要。找一天试试看。你会突然间以完全不同的方式感受微风，雨，鲜花和人，等等一切。突然你内在的生命会更加活跃而有活力，你就变得对生命敏感。一旦你对自己这个生命更加敏感，你自然就会对其他生命更为敏感。因为你不再把 “ 自己 ” 等同于这个身体。如果你环顾四周，你看到这个 “ 我 ” 是无处不在的，那么你自然的就对一切变得敏感。
Becoming life sensitive is not an exercise, ideology or philosophy. If you are life, you would be sensitive to life. Right now you are trying to be everything other than life; that is the whole problem. You are trying to be a thought, an emotion, an idea, a conclusion, an opinion, a philosophy, an ideology and whatever else. If you just see, whatever your body, mind and emotion are saying is not important, you will suddenly become extremely sensitive to life.
对生命敏感不是一个练习、意识形态或哲学。如果你是生命，你就会对生命敏感。然而你在试图成为各种东西 —— 生命之外的东西，这就是问题所在。你在试图变成一个思想、情感、想法、结论、意见哲学、意识形态或其他。如果你真的看看，你的身体，头脑和情感在说什么并不重要，突然间你会对生命变得极其敏感。