The mindful way to stop and smell the roses
By Luke Vorstermans
This is not a blog about why you should stop and smell the roses. I mean, you should heed that advice for your own health and well being, but I want to bring your attention to what it is that you are actually doing when you are engaged in smelling those roses.
Sitting smack in the middle of your face is your unadorned, and under-appreciated nose – your sense of smell. I won’t get into all the dynamics of how the scent of a rose delivers that, “Aaaaaah” sigh of scent pleasure, but there is something you should know about your sense of smell that will bring a new, elevated relationship with this enigmatic sense.
Breaths comes in pairs except for two times in our lives – the beginning and the end.