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Awareness of Sight

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Meditation
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Dea Rivera
Mindfulness Teacher
This practice is about pointing our attention towards the sense of sight- Exploring and strengthening our capacity to become aware of our environment through our eyes. 
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63 reflections
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Chelsea
Sight
I learned that my peripherals can pick up more details if I pay closer attention and use them more often.
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Ela
First Meditation
I learned that I'm aware of my surroundings, I used my vision to notice and think about objects near and far
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Maria
Awareness of sight
I can be aware of my surroundings everywhere I go. Take in everything I do and see the whole picture of my surroundings.
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Rita
Awareness of sight
I learned that I am aware of everything around me and that I am aware of the love that is around me
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Schawana
Truly seeing
I learn that I need to practice truly seeing. I need to slow down and take in my total surroundings.
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Jennifer
Day 2
Day one was probably not the best time to start but trying tonight seems to be a little better
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Lizzie
Slowing down and seeing
I woke with a list of things to do as always; went straight to checking the list but I'm glad I took this time to sit down and gain more awareness of my surrounding. To slow down and really see what's around me. I'm heading out for a nice coastal walk soon. This helps to remind me to take it all in later and not be too focused on the destination.
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Clara
Tired
Meditation always helps me feel better when I'm tired. Thank you so much!
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Christina
4th session
I learned that my sight can give me mindfulness and awareness of my everyday surroundings even from the mundane shadows I don’t usually recognize.
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Cam
Ofcourse sight!
Seems so obvious but sight is often overlooked in meditation, but it has such potential for mindfulness training. Take in every detail of the world around us. Colour, texture, size, shape, position, direction etc. the more detail observed, the more knowledge and beauty absorbed
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Ann
I can relax quickly during a session. I almost fell asleep. I liked that it was guided and simple.
I almost fell asleep I like that it was guided Easy to do
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LaKendra
Around me.
As I am living, so is the world. Awareness, or lack thereof, does not determine existence.
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Jaia
Look at the world different
It’s nice to take a pause now and then to see the world move while you are still.
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Kyrstin
First meditation with jessica
At the very least she learned it helps to take your mind in a different direction. Gives your mind something else to focus on, you don't freak out. So you can breathe. In the midst of a panic attack... it could help you. Helping others, I think she downloaded it :)
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Nadir
Awareness of sight.
I learnt that this “awareness of sight” meditation practice is highly beneficial to anxiety attacks to the point that you actually smell a scent of roses. And I’m not metaphorically speaking. Because anxiety has a smell to it, I know cause I get them when I forget to breath long enough, and once I realize I wasn’t breathing then that idea on it’s own causes the anxiety attack. And if I’m lucky enough to remember this practice then I press play. And quickly..... it goes away without escalating.....?! I know it’s hard to believe. Because most of us during an anxiety attack is busy trying to breath. And simply finding it hard to remember anything about this practice.
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Charisse
Any place anytime
Even though she references the outside i did the meditation in my dorm, in front of the window before i began my day of classes and it honestly helped me start off positive. I found myself walking to class looking at my surroundings more, looking up at the sky and the squirrels in the trees. This meditation helped me see beauty and bring my anxiety levels down.
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Joyce
Sight
I appreciated looking at how the light cast shadows. I don’t do that very often indoors. Also, picking out something I see every day but have never really looked at. And “seeing” what’s behind u-I could see it! Namaste
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Everett
Get
Oh possible to possess a object all the fiber and wood in this world to win to own
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Beth
Sight
I am learning to be present in so many things and now my vision which I so often take for granted.
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Nancy
Sight
It’s necessary to take a good look at what is around you. Tuning in to the detail of God’s creation helps with being more appreciative of what’s around you.
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Jonathan
Glasses
Mostly I do not wear glasses after I come home. With this meditation it is still ok. Awareness through and to the side of glasses is different, but this is ok.
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Pauline
The pleasure of looking
Suddenly the known objects had a new beauty to them. Lights and shadows were so hypnotic I wanted to draw them.
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Clau
Only seeing
I can meditate with my eyes open and enjoy everything surrounding me
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Joshua
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It's possible to mediate with the eyes open, and to find beauty in seemingly insignificant surroundings
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Aghnar
Sight
The little details in life we miss just because we take our sight for granted.
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Rowena
Awareness of sight
I learned that practicing awareness of sight is also a way to practice being present.
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Linda
Awareness of sight
This was an excellent meditation for me. I’m notorious for not noticing my surroundings. Many years ago, I complimented a friend’s new chair. She told me she got it 6 months ago. Just today, I commented on a sign my granddaughter made for the nurses. When she asked if I’d seen the other one, I hadn’t! I will use this meditation again to remind me to be aware of my sight and the benefits of it. Thank you!!
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Daniel
Perception becomes reality
When you notice the things around you and deconstruct them you can glean little things that you yourself put into them
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Marisa
Day 12
I learned that focusing on objects and things around me pushes away any other thoughts I had in my head
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Aaron
Peace, inside out.
All I saw was pain, then I closed my eyes and breathed. When I opened them all I saw was peace.
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Braxton
Light
Even laying in bed, looking at simple objects around me, I learned that even things like artificial light have a strange beauty to them. Truly focusing in on everyday objects with various lights and shadows cast upon them truly showed me the beauty I take for granted.
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Celeste
Visuals
Being aware of seeing is not to be taken for granted. Continue to open myself to seeing what GOD has blessed me with and experience vision as opposed to just looking at a view.
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Matt
Devoting time for presentness
I didn’t really feel how relaxed I was becoming in the moment, but upon reflection the act of being present helps to reduce anxiety for me a lot
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Madi
Wow
So many details I’ve noticed outside that I haven’t perhaps seen before... what a magical world 🌎
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Jacqui
Awareness is strength
This was a really powerful practice for me. I liked the change in meditation by having your eyes open, and realizing macro to micro. I also like how this practice guided you through WY awareness is important, and awareness is not just being aware of your practice or your body… It’s also of your site your mind and your surroundings. Very awesome start to my day!
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Patty
Sights
My bedroom is not the place to do this meditation as I am too familiar with everything in it. The meditation itself is quite beautiful and it has reminded me to use all of my fields of vision. There is so very much that is overlooked. I need to be more mindful and see the intricacies of the larger world outside my own world. 🌷🙏
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Chad
Sight
I noticed how the firefly flicker its light. The movement of an object due to unnoticed wind.
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Chris
Peripheral
You can see a lot more than you think—now realizing I was not truly seeing even when my eyes were open
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DorDor
If I were to ever do this meditation again,
I would make sure I was in a space that was worth looking at. Not my small and messy den . This was, sadly, my least favorite meditation 😟
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Elaine
Sight
i should be aware of what is around me and be more appreciative of it.
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Elaine
Sight
I need to be aware of my surroundings and appreciate what i see
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Salvatore
Sight
I learned that there is always more to see and greater detail and beingness within this practice
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Anna
I really like that it’s a short exercise and I really benefited from this one. Great timing too!
I’m able to control my moods in just a few minutes through meditation
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David
Vision
Enjoyed how I was able to focus on far away objects and objects right next to me, and know that I have no control most of it, and helped me feel at ease. Very enjoyable session
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Orlando
Amazing
I learned that not everything comes in one go and we have to be patient for the big things
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jenna
i feel that i’m not very good at noticing everything atound me
i learned that if i take a second to take in all that around me i can be more mindful
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J.W.
crescent moon
clear skies sparkling stars birds already chirping black night yields to deep purple the storm has blown through the cold morning air is still and dry crescent moon whispers in my ear, “No saturated sneakers on today’s bike ride! No rain coat will be required...” then she smiles and slips behind a tall pine
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Nikki
Light and shadows
Today I learned to focus, to see wide. I noticed the beauty of shadows , the texture of the objects around me. I learned that I can look outside myself within my own home. I remember that I have a great life, that my stress is something I can control.
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Milton
Awareness
I’m going to practice awareness training more. It will allow me to take in all the great things I miss on a daily basis because I choose to overlook them. I need to bring my focus in on the things around me and that are important to me.
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Jordan
Felt calm
I saw nails and other small things that I don’t usually pay attention to
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Tammy
Awareness of sight
Great reminder of truly being present and observant in our environment. It will allow us to be more perceptive. We will truly see the world around us. Our sense of sight is a gift that we should not squander rather recognize its importance and revel in it!
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Abaigael
Awareness of Sight
I saw things I normally don’t pay attention to. And I learned to look at things in a different way.
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Mimi
Awareness of sight
Don’t miss the beauty!! Try to slow down and pay attention to what is near.
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Brennen
4-1
This is the first meditation where my eyes were open. I often am so distracted with my thoughts that I fail to recognize what is within my eyesight. This meditation can be the beginning of being more aware of my surroundings.
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Eliza
Meditation Reflection April 2
This meditation would be really nice to do outside because it makes you focus on your surroundings and truly appreciate it rather than the quick glance that we often take.
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Sophie
Focus
I learned that I have to focus on the beautiful things in life
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Kellee
Thundering Thursday 4-12-18
Thank you, Dea for that inspirational meditation. Here I was to see everything around me from being on the inside. The sun was shining in so the light was was bright. I had colorful backgrounds going on from the muted tv. On the table, I had array of colors from punks and purples and a light blue. On the floor is a tan color and in the middle of the room is big, piece of black furniture. This was a great way to use your senses. Nice meditation! Have a nice day Everyone!😀
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David
The little things
You notice the little things. The small subtle movements. The mundane becomes interesting
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Ram
Sight
A simple and exciting exercise in being mindful. In my classes I have talked to my students about wandering in ‘mind space ‘ and exploring- instead of texting frantically (between classes, recess etc.) for companionship.... This will be a good exercise for teenagers in classes. Deal gives a beautiful presentation!
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Jose
Awareness of Sight
This exercise was great for practicing our vision and concentration.
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Cherish
Awareness of Sight
This meditation teaches you to be aware of your sense of sight. We often overlook minor details in our surroundings; the textures and the shapes of what you are looking at. By the end of this meditation, you learn to truly open your eyes and be grateful for the sense of sight!
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Annie
Awareness of Sight
I learned about the importance of detail in everyday life; not just of our vision but of the other things awareness applies to as well.
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Haley
Awareness of Sight
In today’s lesson we all can learn a thing or two about being aware of our surroundings and everything around us. In life sometimes we get to busy to notice everything that is around us whether that be the plants or flowers around us or even what we have. It is okay to take time to look at everything around you because eventually we will get busy again and forget about everything