Within my Body Comes to Light without Words that Something is Coming to Pass… First-person Approach of a Moment of Vigilance Lived in a Sensorial Introspection

Berger Eve
Language of the article : French
DOI: 10.3406/intel.2016.1820
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This article is rooted in a practical phenomenology project and presents a first-person description of a specific moment experienced in a sensorial introspection. This moment was marked by a high quality of presence and the emergence of a leap in attention of a remarkable quality. Sensorial introspection is a meditative practice that focuses on the manifestations of a living principle unfolding in real time within the body and creates conditions to perceive inner phenomena usually hidden from awareness. These phenomena are mainly corporeal, and describing them brings to light aspects of the dynamics of attention that are not spontaneously described when attention is seen primarily as a cognitive process. In addition to the significant aspects of this experience in terms of the dynamics of presence and attention, this article highlights the epistemological and methodological rigour that is required of first-person research.

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Berger Eve (2016/2). Within my Body Comes to Light without Words that Something is Coming to Pass…. In Depraz Natalie (Eds), Phenomenology of vigilance and attention. Philosophy, sciences and technics, Intellectica, 66, (pp.103-124), DOI: 10.3406/intel.2016.1820.