The Eyes that see are in your face, you can view from different perspectives, the optic nerve connects straight into your brain.
The nose is on your face, it breathes in the energy of life and inhales the memory of smells.
The Ears that listen are on either side of your head with the cochlear inside your brain.
The tongue with its palate for sweet and sour is inside your mouth, helping decide your tastes in life.
The fifth sense of touch, the nerves in the skin relay the information, a little delayed, through the spinal cord keeping your brain informed about how your body feels.
The impressions these senses gather travel to the brain where the information is analysed and is available instantly, every moment you are awake. Being mindful is being aware of the moment and the world around you without judging what your senses perceive.
There is a sixth sense, your mind, where you think about the information your senses gather and you form feelings, ideas and emotions based on your perceptions.
There is another sense beyond all the senses, beyond the mind. The mind chatters but who is it chattering to? It is your spirit, your true nature, your true self, your soul, psyche, the one who observes without judgement, beyond ego.
The other senses cover it over but if you can you can get in touch with it, it will unite you with the universe.
If you learn to quieten the senses in meditation you can go beyond your mind where the senses cease to exist. When your mind is open, still and quiet you can glimpse the essence of who you truly are.
Who am I? I am part of the universe. I am who we all are, I am energy. Your sense of being is your energy, the energy shared with the universe. It is you, it is part of you, it is all of you, it is in you, and it connects you with the spirit of the universe, in the way the five senses connect you with your physical world.