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HomeAwareness

Awareness

 

Awareness is all about ways to enhance your awareness of your surroundings, of tuning into things that we normally overlook or pass by. If you possess a heightened  level of awareness, then tracking becomes much easier.

The Baseline Symphony
Joe Longshore II

Grandfather and the Fisherman
by
Tom Brown Jr. - from In the Tracks of the Tracker magazine, Fall 1993

Fill Your Senses, Light Up Your Life
From Reader's Digest (August 1984)
By Tom Brown Jr.

How to Tune in to the Wild
From "A Natural Man", National Wildlife Magazine (June-July 1984)
by Richard Wolkomir (interviewing Tom Brown Jr.)

Sit Spots

Wide Angle Vision - Tips

A Matter of Choice
A short incident (true) where Tom Brown jr. demonstrates how we are bound by what we choose to think.

The Same Old Trap
by Tom Brown Jr., from In the Tracks of the Tracker magazine, Fall 1993

The Cardinal And The Deer
by
Jon Young, from In the Tracks of the Tracker magazine, Winter-Spring 1994

Establishing a Connection With Nature
by Tom McElroy, from True Tracks, Fall 1998

Night Awareness
by Tom Brown Jr., from The Tracker magazine, May 1982

The Importance of Relaxation in Nature Observation
by Tom Brown Jr., from The Tracker magazine, August 1982

Recreational Sweatlodge
Joe McDonald, from The Tracker magazine, Spring/Summer 1983

Concentric Rings
by Tom Brown, Jr., from The Tracker magazine, 1984

Nature Awareness
by Tom Brown, Jr., from The Tracker magazine, 1984

See also the "The Way of the Scout" section

 

no one
can answer questions
that you
have not
asked
--anonymous

  

"There is not a moment in the day, whether in nature or in the city, that the questions "What happened here?" and "What is this telling me?" are not foremost in my mind. Master trackers are never satisfied with the way that even the most accomplished naturalist views the world. We must penetrate beyond even intense awareness and see the world as Grandfather saw it. Only then can we hope to fuse our consciousness with that of the natural world and beyond, to that of the spirit."
-- Tom Brown Jr, from The Science and Art of Tracking