“I know my reasons for seeking awareness, but what are yours?”
Sometimes I wonder what other people think when I talk about awareness. I’m often surprised to discover that people really do ‘get it’.
The other day I was having a discussion about awareness with my parents… Part way through I asked them, ‘So why do you think awareness is important?’
They had some really good answers that I want to share with you.
Here they are:
- We’re human beings… awareness was a crucial part of our survival in the wild and it still has an impact on our development. When we let our brains atrophy then we become lesser people.
- We’re more likely to care for our planet if we pay attention to it. Awareness builds a sense of connection to the earth. We become stewards of a healthy future.
- Awareness makes us better teachers. We really need to observe our students in order to better suit their needs and push their edges.
They’re all great answers but that third one really got me…
My mom was sharing how in early childhood education there’s a huge emphasis placed on observing the student, but that in most cases the awareness skills that make really AMAZING teachers simply aren’t effectively passed on in traditional schools.
It’s been shown that discovery-based learning systems such as the Socratic method & play-based learning work so much better than the society standard.
But do you see the glaring problem?
To make a mass transition into this type of schooling would require:
- Lower class sizes
- Skilled teachers
- Lots of money
And this is one of the biggest reasons why I now put so much energy into sharing practical awareness training with everyday people.
The folks I meet who really see why focusing on awareness is so important are the parents who want their kids to grow up having the kind of education they need to live the most fulfilling life.
They realize that if the kids aren’t getting it in school, then where are they going to get it?
The government isn’t going to do it for you. So it’s up to each individual family to provide an engaging & discovery-based living (learning) environment.
I believe that kids really do need it, and millions of children are NOT GETTING IT.
But there is some good news here…
As people become more aware.. as they learn to observe & ask good questions, it’s SO EASY to awaken our natural intelligence!
The sparks light up, curiosity takes hold and parents, children, teens, adults become passionate life-long learners. They go on to follow their dreams, create beautiful & meaningful lives that leave our world better than we found it.
So today I want to thank you for reading & allowing me to coax you into deeper awareness.
We all live in this world together and together we can make it a great place for everyone to live in.