If you have been following my posts for a while then you will know that I love the practice of awareness. You may also have noticed that a number of my blog photo’s are taken in nature. Taking photo’s in nature, especially of flowers, is an awareness practice for me.
Flowers have colour, texture, and movement. Each individual flower is different and each petal is different. At first glance a flower may look to be one colour but after a closer look you will notice several varying colours in just one petal.
Yesterday I took some close up photo’s of a flower and I thought this particular photo (below) would be a good example of how one simple flower can become an awareness practice.
A flower engages our senses, sight, smell, and touch. When we look at a flower we can see colour and beauty. Each type of flower smells unique. Petals have different textures, soft, rough, silky etc. When we notice a flower we engage some or all of these senses, sometimes only for a split second. I love to study flowers and engage these senses for longer. Why? Because this enhances my awareness skills.
The picture below is the centre of a daisy. I noticed the flower while we were waiting for a bus so I had a closer look and noticed that the centre had so many various colours. I set my camera to macro and took this photo. I was even more amazed at the variety after seeing the picture on my computer.
So here is a little awareness exercise I would like you to try, if you wish to do so. Look at the photo below for five to ten minutes and observe how many different colours, patterns, textures, and shapes you can see. Don’t over think it, just notice and observe without judgement of what you see. The more you look the more you will see. Of course this exercise would be even more effective with a real flower in front of you but try this for now.
After 5 – 10 minutes of doing this, sit back, close your eyes and observe how you are feeling. There is no right or wrong, just observe how you are feeling. How do you feel? Did you notice anything?
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