Take tea, for example. I start by drinking very sweet ordinary tea while reading the morning paper. The tea is a little more than an excuse for a sugar rush. One day I realise that between the sugar and the newspaper, I hardly taste the tea at all, So i reduce the amount of sugar, put the paper aside, close my eyes and focus on the tea itself. Soon I find myself experimenting with different teas, black and green, comparing their exquisite tangs and delicate bouquets.
You cannot experience something if you don’t have the necessary sensitivity, and you cannot develop your sensibility except by undergoing a long string of experiences. What’s true of tea is true of all.