Observing with New Eyes


We started by taking a few minutes to center ourselves using breathing as a focus and listening to our hearts as a guide for the centering process. We then talked about the importance of looking at things deeply, with great care, discovering something new and opening ourselves to being in awe. The task suggested was to explore our home or garden to see it with “new eyes”, using special glasses to “amplify our perception”.

Utilizing those glasses, students registered through images everything that they thought was new and unique, interesting, what stood out for any reason, or places or spots that they hadn’t paid attention to previously. They then made a collage with those photos, and, when they returned, they shared their discoveries, the product of stretching our sense of awe.