How did the title of these posts, Awakening sense, come about?
The title could have been 'a sense of awakening' or 'intimations of awakening.' But I wanted to make it more compact, open ended, even ambiguous I suppose. For example, awakening can be used as either an adjective or a verb in this title.
You mean more open to personal interpretations?
The title was primarily meant to convey that these posts reflect a beginning point in looking at this business of spiritual awakening---hints or glimpses that are sensed, versus finished products that are handed down as accomplished fact.
And yet they certainly make use of the intellect.
They certainly do, but striving to combine mind and heart, using intellect as a sword of discrimination to help cut through mind's mess. And at the same time the word 'sense' can imply an intuitive sense.
So encouraging something beyond thought.
Beyond our usual or programmed thought; an awareness that is also a sensation, more concrete than abstract philosophy.
Like a sixth sense?
Or even like a seventh sense, since this goes beyond the psychic. It's finally a matter of common sense as awakening becomes more commonly experienced. And here's my final two cents: scents, tracks, signs, hints, tastes, glimpses; all these are implied in the title.