Looking and seeing
Yesterday we talked about hearing and listening, today is on looking and seeing.
Just like hearing things and not listening, we can also easily look without seeing. Being in the moment when you are having your tea with yourself or a meeting someone important, see. See what is being presented. Listen to what you hear, and see the sights you are looking at.
We can miss things we don’t see even when we’re looking right at it. Have you ever had someone you see often, but you don’t miss them until you can’t see them anymore?
Hiro Obayashi was so busy that he missed his kids growing up. One day he came home from traveling and asked where the kids were. They had moved out and left for college.
Missing the moment sometimes will not allow you to get the time back.
I can’t tell you enough, but sometimes, enjoy the moment by putting the phone down. Go ahead and capture the memory, but actually live it too. Don’t just stage the photo op, or snap the plate of food, enjoy it, share it, taste something new, savor the flavor.
Actually look for something new about something you always see. Look at the details. See why the object is in front of you, and find meaning from it.