Each time we hold a class I arrive early to walk the ground. I watch for the growth of the trees and grasses. Mind the barren spots and clear out human garbage if it is lurking about. I watch for the angle of the sun in the sky and the movement of the clouds and shades about. I smell the aromas in the air and pay attention to the shifting of the winds and their heights.
I listen to the birds conveying messages of foes food family and fun and link them to the territories built with their grazing flying and calling.
When students arrive I listen to their voices and watch their movement and how they hold themselves in their bodies and in regard to others and objects so I can work with them on what they need for that moment and onward.
The more we pay attention the more it pays forward for us. The more we give to others the more we become.