Mountain Zen Den ~ Episode 24 – Skygazing 101 (Learning to Raise Your Gaze)

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On your journey to becoming a mindful naturalist, you’ll begin to increase your powers of observation of the beauties and wonders of the natural world all around you. You find yourself noticing things you hadn’t before and becoming keenly aware of the details of your environment and the Universe at its core.

For instance, what is the sky doing right now? What is it telling you about the coming weather and what the day holds as far as the details of the weather, temperature and wind are concerned? How are the birds and other creatures, and even people responding to what’s happening right this minute outside?

Learning to raise you gaze gives not only gives you clues about the weather and the season, but lifts your spirits and energy while enhancing your passion for life at the same time.

When you begin to notice and actively observe the sky, your world takes on a whole new richness. Colors become more vivid and you see and understand hues and subtle variations in colors and shades and patterns you never noticed before.

The sky has so many things to teach us.



Photos by Sam Schooler on Unsplash and Brett Wilson for Mountain Zen Den
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