An Invitation to Return...
There was a time in human history when each of us was alive and awake to both the beauty and the wisdom of the natural world. A time of awareness where we intuited that what was happening 'outside' was also happening 'inside' each of us. A time when nature was our teacher. The following practices invite you to return and rekindle this inner knowing for the sake of your own well-being, for the sake of our planet and for future generations to come who will inhabit it.
Principles of Mindfulness
Awareness - Paying attention to our attention - how and what we notice
Non-judgement - Our ability to accept experiences as they are without
evaluation or judgment
Peacefulness - Our ability to cultivate a state of peacefulness and equanimity
amidst changing conditions
Pay attention to these principles as you go through each exercise, bringing with you a sense of wakefulness, appreciation, and wonder to each experience.
10. Flower Focus
Take time to observe a flower. Explore this being through your senses...scent, color, shape, texture, feel. Pay attention to your emotions as you do this.
This PDF was made possible with a grant from Center for Art Design and Visual Culture and Nature Sacred.