I enjoy & employ the “whole body” idea somewhat already with good success. Being a long time member of Toastmasters.org I have developed & taught the advantages of whole body listening & “seeing”to others. It is very effective & easy to do.
Not sure why I never thought of whole-body smelling & breathing before, but it does makes sense.
Last year I lost most of my sense of smell thru my nose. I can now tell if something is cooking or burning by a “heat sense” but I would flunk a “close your eyes”, smell & tell me what this is test. So this idea of whole body smelling intrigues me.
Can I become a whole body sponge to soak up smells? Why not, right!?! Can I learn to use my pores to help me breathe ?! Makes good sense to me! Let’s think about this:
All Energy moves thru vibrations.
Our mind is basically set up to identify & differentiate between different rates of vibrations & amplitudes of Energy waves. We label them & respond based on our inherited tendencies & conditioned concepts trained into us.
For example - can you really see the color blue? We actually sense the energy that reflects a certain wavelength and we are taught to label it as blue. And we do this unconsciously... all day long ... for everything!
Because most people are labeling & judging constantly from morning to night - what to wear, eat & say that it makes it a very real challenge to be “Mindful” in the sense of being non-judgmental about anything... let alone everything!
But like anything else, it Can be learned! I am evidence that we can change, for the better(I like to think anyway) It does take hard work, study, lots of practice & time but I believe it is worth it! Since we are constantly changing, it is up to us if we are changing for the better & good for all or for the worse at the expense of others. I know what I am doing...
I am enjoying becoming a whole-body sponge in order to soak up more of LIFE & help more people!!
Thanks again Aura for the mind expanding experience!