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Nature as Teacher

Nature Based Mindful Practice

July 7, 2020 9:47 AM
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.

11. Sky Gazing 

Choose a location where you can view an unobstructed sky. Laying on your back, let go of all thoughts, allowing them to evaporate and move out of awareness like clouds. Encourage your awareness to merge with the sky. Notice the open, expansive state of being that gets cultivated as a result.

This PDF was made possible with a grant from Center for Art Design and Visual Culture and Nature Sacred. 
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