Find Daily Calm | Awareness Exercise

How can we find some daily calm in the rush of life? Feeling stressed? Rushed? Try this simple exercise and practise it regularly to slow down a little and enjoy life more.

This video gives a guide through this simple but timeless exercise that has been in use in the School for decades. It's like a short meditation or mindful practice, focusing on awareness. It touches on each of the senses, allowing us to connect with the present moment, and rest for a short while - it's a great tool for daily life. The Awareness Exercise is introduced in the first class of the School's philosophy course as a direct way of finding more stillness, depth and enjoyment in life.

This also adds an experiential dimension to the study of philosophy. The Awareness Exercise is offered as a daily practice. Students in classes share their experience together, and encourage each other's practice.