Have you ever had that feeling like something’s crawling on your arm? And you jump up and then look. And it’s a feather…or a dust bunny…or your sleeve. Before you knew what it was (and depending on your history with creepy-crawly things) you had a whole story in your mind.

Usually as soon as we experience a sensation, we almost immediately characterize it as pleasant or unpleasant. By the time you have that thought though, you’ve already missed out on the moment of your experience itself. Read more »