Lesson 7 – Awakening your sense of sight
Introduction to this lesson
Hello and welcome to lesson seven – Awakening your sense of sight.
In the previous sections, we learned about what nature awareness is and started waking up our senses of touch, taste and smell to begin exploring the world around us. Now it is time to wake up our ears and connect to nature through our sense of hearing.
What you will learn:
In this masterclass you will learn:
- Why developing your sense of hearing is important
- How to interact with nature through your sense of hearing
So, are you ready? Let’s get started!
Awakening your sense of sight
About this section:
So, we have practiced waking up our touch, smell and hearing and now it is time to start awakening our sense of sight and tuning our eyes to notice the subtleties and movements of Nature. Because often, even though we think we are walking around with our eyes open, but once we start mastering nature awareness and really begin to pay attention, we realise just how much we gloss over and how much we do not see.
Your action steps
- Start by taking a big breath in and out
- Shrug and roll your shoulders
- Smile a beautiful smile
- This time, keep your eyes wide open
Your field work
Look carefully around you – up, down and all around. Notice movement, colours, the play of sunlight and shadows, the way colours merge into one another or the way they are demarcated. Notice the large things and the little things, the overall picture and the tiniest details.
- What do you notice?
- What can you see?
- How are things moving – and why are they moving?
- How does observing nature make you feel?
Really pay attention to your environment. Then, reflect on your feelings in the workbook.