The foundation of Scent&Sense is the embodiment of a new choice. The choice to turn our attention & create a conscious & meaningful life. Scent&Sense stands for the choice to uncover our hearts by going on the most courageous adventure Life has to offer. An adventure towards our forgotten dream.
" The dream to be our true nature again. "
Making new choices is easier said than done, especially when it concerns matters of the heart. Around our heart, the essence of our being, we have all created different layers of protection. Different shapes & flavors of conditioned love are very much part of that. Making new choices in this realm requires courage & above all trust.
We have lost our trust but don't realize that we are also responsible for that. We so often know, but fail to express it or even lie. We so often say something but don’t do anything, even if we could. We all have valid reasons, but our heart doesn’t work that way.
We have created so many different strategies to protect us from feeling what is truly happening inside. Remaining ignorant & being stuck in desires have always been our favorite ones. Although we feel less pain & are well rewarded to just live in our minds, we have also blinded ourselves from the magic Life has to offer.
We are too easily pleased with a little sunshine from time to time.
For as long as we remain unconscious, our behaviors & life’s experiences are determined by the conditionings of our past. Some of these conditionings go back millions of years & have allowed us to survive. Others are part of our family tree & we all carry along the conditionings of our own childhood experiences. It is a universal truth of our human nature.
That the past include a vast amount of suffering, goes without saying. It is a natural process to protect ourselves from that. But at some point in our lives, we are presented with a different choice were remaining ignorant is no longer an option.
We don’t have to wait on Life's invitations as they can be unpleasant & even painful. We have the choice to courtship our selves to the dance floor by engaging with a noble dream. We have the choice to eliminate much unnecessary suffering, if not for ourselves, than for all children. They are the ones that will be living in the world we leave behind.
By informing ourselves about the basic understanding of our human nature, we are able to unwrap the precious gifts we were granted & co-create a different experience for ourselves & the world around us.
Making the choice for a conscious & meaningful life is definitely not the most evident choice one can make for themselves. It comes with responsibility & feeling all of what we covered up inside.
On the other hand, if we truly want to discover & live our dream, if we want to restore trust & encourage other to do the same, if we want our climate to change for the better & be truthful to our nature, it is the only choice.
Creating a conscious & meaningful life is the most courageous & noble act Life has to offer. Life represents the potential of all possibilities & what I call the Divine, is the most noble one.
Each moment we have a choice to make it more Divine,… or not !
- Steven Pauwels, founder of Scent&Sense.