Words Are Like Magic!
Did you know that the words you use in your mind have a direct impact on how you pay attention to your environment?
In every moment we either promote or discourage our level of sensory engagement with the world by virtue of the linguistic structures we’re using.
This is highly relevant to people who want to study nature and reach their peak awareness.
Our words are constantly working behind the scenes, and you’ve probably never considered how a single word could be holding you back from access a deeper awareness in the natural world.
Language? Awareness? What?
If this sounds complicated, it’s really not. For example, think about the difference between these two statements:
1. I saw a squirrel
2. I watched a squirrel
At first glance these seem like very similar statements. They both refer to having visual experiences with a squirrel.
But if you reflect on it, you’ll see that these two ways of interacting with a squirrel actually represent very different levels of sensory engagement.
To see a squirrel only takes a moment in time,
but to actually watch a squirrel you have to get a lot more engaged.
This is a fascinating topic that’s completely hidden from the view of most people.
Most people are not aware of the traps their language gets them into when observing nature & using your senses in any context.
So in the audio recording below we’ll look at this whole dynamic & how you can be more intentional about your language.
This Week’s Sensory Awareness Tip: Building An Awareness of Language…