Expand Your Awareness
Master the art of nature awareness
What is nature awareness?
Nature awareness is the ability to open your heart and open your mind to notice all the wonderful things around you – and to be one with the wonderful world around you. It gives you space to breathe, find your calm, discover your inner balance and walk with peace and serenity.
Have you ever been on the road somewhere, or waiting around at a bus stop, and you suddenly realise – the time has simply disappeared and you have no idea how many things you have passed – or how many things have passed you? Imagine how much you could have missed – birdsong, wild flowers, sunbeams, rainbows or butterflies… Because you were lost inside yourself. Your awareness was directed inside of you.
Now, imagine you could walk through the world with your awareness open to the world. This whole magical world could be yours. The dancing butterflies, the sun-dappled leaves, the scents of wild roses and honeysuckle, the warm, gentle breeze. Instead of life passing you by, you would be a part of life – beautiful, vibrant and alive. With a smile on your lips and a skip in your step.
By walking with awareness, you turn everything around. Now, you become a part of the landscape you are traveling through. You become a part of Nature. By walking with awareness, you lift the walk from a mere walk into a magical experience. A walk accompanied by birdsong, brightened by butterflies and flowers, touched by sunbeams and raindrops. Wouldn’t this nature walk experience be so much more enjoyable and rewarding? This is the joy of nature awareness.
The Benefits of Nature Awareness
These are just a few of the many benefits
How you will benefit from nature awareness?
1 – Awareness helps you slow down, smile and connect with the world around you
As little as 20 minutes a day in Nature, can bring a sense of calm, clarity and mental alertness and lessen your stress responses – helping you restore your peace and balance. But, just being in Nature is not quite enough. The greatest benefit comes from being connected to and aware of her.
2 – Awareness helps you to become friends with the plants, trees and wildlife around you
After a time, you will come to recognise the individual plants, trees, birds and animals living in your neighbourhood. Imagine, you always see a fuzzy red flower, which is surrounded by bumble bees. They seem to love it! One day, you bend down to smell it and turn it over in your fingers. Its made up of lots of little flowers! And, its leaves are all in little bunches of three. Then you remember, clovers have three leaves. So, you go home and look it up. It is indeed a red clover – and indeed beloved by bees.
3 – Awareness helps you to grow your nature knowledge
Once you start living and walking with awareness, you automatically begin tuning in to the world around you. You start to notice patterns, changes, similarities. You begin to learn the life-cycles, personalities, quirks and habits of the trees, plants and wildlife living around you. Consciously or subconsciously, you begin gathering knowledge about all these aspects of Nature.