nature deficit disorder, that which serves to separate us from our primordial roots. When we do not regularly fully experience a natural environment, we miss out on what is really important in life.
there is a native american coming of age ceremony where the individual is sent out into the wilderness for several days- with nothing. S/he connects totally with nature, all senses alive, complete awareness and surrender. I say just get out there if you want to document birds, so be it. that's a start. Namaste!
This is an interesting article especially focusing on how not to cloud our senses and experience with our preconceived notions and knowledge. I am deeply inspired by this.
Thank you for sharing.
Wow. this is exactly what I experienced last night while sitting in my back yard and focusing on a single star in the ight sky. It was such an eye opener for me, pun intended...
I haven't been able to find a lot of information on this 'star gazing' technique. Any helpful words ?
I read your article thinking about its application to prenatal yoga, which I teach. I encourage students to practice non-conceptual awareness prior to labour so that they can experience their birth without labelling and judgement.
Being mindful in nature is truly an enriching experience. However, being a yogi and a nature photographer, I see the author may not know the difference between documentary versus nature photography. Nature photography provides a nature photographer with an excellent opportunity to cultivate non-conceptual awareness and to see and even feel everything truly different each time we encounter it and just be present in that experience.