#MindfulMonday | Conscious Awareness
Some people are born with a heightened sense of awareness of themselves and the world around them, and how one affects the other.
Most, however, need to consciously hone this skill, which simply comes with practice; you develop greater awareness by practicing greater awareness any time, place, or way that you can.
There are many guides for practice—your five senses, for instance.
Spend time getting in touch with what you see, smell, taste, hear, and touch throughout the day, and find a greater understanding of how that shapes your thoughts, perspectives, and actions.
Or pay close attention to your physical being, to how you literally take up and move through space, and how that affects you and others, positively or negatively.
You can also become more mindful of your emotions, looking at what they are, where they come from, and how you express them, for better or for worse.
Practicing conscious awareness is a process, a constant molding of our instincts and understanding with an eye for how to better ourselves and be more helpful to one another.
It keeps us from crashing into each other, literally and figuratively, which is a very good thing.