Mindfulness in Nature
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Mindfulness-in-nature is an especially rich and embodied experience. A gift of self-compassion and kindness that promotes connection, calm, ease, well-being, and an open and spacious heart/mind. Mindfulness-in-nature is a gateway to positive emotions, clarity, equanimity, awe, connection and inter-being. Teachings include practices embodied in the three pillars of mindfulness: focused attention/concentration; open awareness/clarity, and kind intentions. Mindfulness supports our natural capacity to pay attention to our moment to moment experiences with openness and curiosity in a non-judgmental way. Mindfulness-in-nature offers opportunities to practice what Diana Winston, Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, calls the “spectrum of awareness” - Focused attention/concentration, Investigative Awareness; Choiceless Awareness; and Natural Awareness). For more on the Spectrum of Awareness see Diana’s book The Little Book of Being.
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet”. - Thich Nhat Han
The inspirations for “Mindfulness in Nature” is informed by my 1,000+ hours of embodied hiking/walking practice in nature including hiking portions of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain; and the Inca Trail in the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu.