Correspondence of senses and spirit


[1 of 1] Stithatos, Nikitas (c.1005 - c.1090, Turkey): primary subject "Self-awareness, self-remembering, watchfulness" (search under Inner Life/Practices)": detail "From ‘On the Practice of the Virtues’"
If you refer the activities of the outer senses back to their inner counterparts – exposing your sight to the intellect, the beholder of the light of life, your hearing to the judgment of the soul, your taste to the discrimination of the intelligence, your sense of smell to the understanding of the intellect, and relating your sense of touch to the watchfulness of the heart - you will lead an angelic life on earth; while being and appearing as a man among men, you will also be an angel coexisting with angels and spiritually conscious in the same way as they are.