What seems almost obvious after having integrated these principles in my daily life, seems so hard to explain in a clear manner to those who are just getting in touch with this information. It feels like “comfortably” wearing a jacket for so many years and forgetting how awkward it felt when trying it on for the first time. We all have a jacket like that.
My intention is to describe this jacket in a straight forward manner. Not so much that you’ll want to jump into it, but that you know it’s there. As beneficial as these principles are, in all domains of life, it is not evident at all that you would want to incorporate them. As you’ll find out, wearing this jacket comes at great expense, but I’ll freely share the information.
The psychological studies of the last hundred years and the exponential growth in the domain of neuroscience over the last two decades allow us to have a much better understanding of our human nature. In the domain of psychology, these principles are crystal clear and considered facts. But for me, with my engineering and economics degree, they were brand new.
The whole personal growth industry is built on these principles, but they are rarely put in the foreground. They lack sexiness. Marketing wise, it is way more attractive to list the things you want, then the things you’ll need, to get them.
Once I became interested – and that’s a whole story on its own-, I remained extremely skeptical. Before I could even start to accept these principles, let alone integrate them, I needed to understand. I couldn’t value what I didn’t understand. Further down the road, the understanding was no longer part of the equation and made room for felt sense experiences. Being informed helped these experiences.
My life’s situation, provided me with the luxury of time and sufficient resources to engage in my exploration. At some point, I became desperate to understand how it could be, that my external reality, with all of the richness and privileges it contained, and my inner world, were so far apart.
All things considered, finding the answer, wasn’t all that difficult. If only I had known what I was looking for. Looking back at the whole experience, it was like my mind kept pointing me in the wrong direction, yet something else kept pushing my need to understand. I still find it strange that even after all the training and seminars I engaged with, I still didn’t get the whole picture. Now, it all seems so obvious. My understanding deepened over the years as new information found its way into my awareness. “The devil is in the details” as the proverb goes, but the original version of this idiom was actually “God is in the details”.
De consequences of these principles are profound. They are part of my ongoing exploration though-out my journey with Scent&Sense. I’m working on a more in-depth offering, but what I can share confidently at this moment are the five fundamental principles of human nature and life’s potential or the seven layers of reality.