Be still. Be quiet. Listen. Observe.
Many of the relaxation techniques you will be learning about in the text incorporate some components of awareness. This activity is designed to start you off in this module by asking you to get a baseline on your awareness of self and the world around you.
This is a multi-day and multi-part discussion board activity. Be sure you give yourself enough time to complete each part well. Be sure to read the instructions closely.
For your initial post -due by Tuesday, Nov. 10th:
Before you make your first post, I’d like you to take 20 minutes on Sunday, Nov. 8th, and then 20 minutes on Monday to sit, be quiet, be still, and completely unplugged. Go outside if the weather is nice or sit somewhere cozy if it isn’t. Sit alone, for 20 minutes, completely unplug, and be quiet, and watch the world around you. After each 20 minute period, briefly write down your experiences. Address each of these questions to guide your writing:
What happens when you are just quiet and still?
What did you feel and/or think?
What did you see, smell, hear, feel, experience through your senses?
What did you learn by sitting for 20 minutes on two different days?
Your initial post will cover your experiences from each of the 2-days.