How To Stay Present To Better Communicate with Animals: 5 Tips
With constant stimulation from the world around us, it can be easy for our minds to wander and get distracted. But if you want to learn how to better communicate with animals, then learning how to stay present is essential. This is because animals live in the present moment, and if you can join them there without distraction or disruption, the easier your communication will be.
Communication With Animals: How To Stay Present
1. Stop Multi-Tasking
Multi-tasking can often give the illusion that we are accomplishing more in less time, but in reality, it hinders performance. Multi-tasking dilutes our mental resources and prevents us from committing our whole selves to any task. But being fully present and dedicated is especially important in animal communication – it is the only way we can truly connect with our companions in the moment.
2. Practice Meditation
Meditation is a fantastic tool for focusing the mind and learning how to stay present. You can begin with a few minutes each day and slowly build up to a longer practice. Meditation also helps to reduce stress, improve your focus and increase positive emotions, which greatly increase your chances of connecting and communicating with animals. You can find a couple of free meditation teleclasses on my resources page.
3. Notice Your Thoughts
Practising mindfulness is another great way to stay present and stop your mind from wandering. Similar to meditation, it requires us to pay attention to our thoughts and what they might be telling us (or preventing us from accomplishing). You can practise mindfulness by taking a few intentional pauses throughout the day or going for a solo walk in nature.
4. Take Breaks
It is essential to take frequent breaks throughout the day, no matter what you are doing. If you work at a computer all day long, it is especially important to give your eyes and mind a rest from the screen. If you’re struggling to communicate with your animal companion, mental or physical stress could be the problem. It may seem counterintuitive, but taking a break will help to reset your body and mind, and increases your chances of successful animal communication in the long run.
5. Get Outside
Nature has an incredible ability to heal and uplift our spirits, while helping us to stay in tune with our surroundings.
Get outside and breathe in the fresh air. Maybe even take your animal companion along with you! Connecting with the natural environment will help you to connect with each other, without the typical distractions or disruptions of the home.
Learning how to stay present is the key to richer experiences and deeper connections with humans and animals alike. If you want to learn how to communicate with animals, you can visit my website or get in touch. For more inspiration into your Inbox, join Pea’s mailing list and receive a free Getting Started Guide to Animal Communication.
Pea Horsley is the Founder of Conversations with Nature World Summit and creator of online learning, Animal Communication Made Easy, a proven 5-step method to learn how to communicate with all species of animals. Pea is the UK’s most highly regarded animal communicator, TEDx speaker, teacher, wild animal retreat facilitator and best-selling author. Join Pea’s membership, The Pride, and be part of a modern answer to a global question, where a global council of animals advise humanity in deep listening and real transformation.