Definitions: (1) the fact of being aware; perceptive; (2) knowledgeable of something <especially through personal experience>; (3) the range of comprehension possible through examination; able to notice and retain such observation

Synonym: mindful

Familial Qualities: aware, conscious

• Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. — Ashley Smith (1978-) American author
• In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure. — Hussein bin Talal (1935–1999) King of Jordan