Friday, January 30, 2015

HOW TO BE IN THE MOMENT -- Tip #12

 Once in a while, look up.
















You'd think this would be a no-brainer, wouldn't you? But, if you're at all like me, it's like breathing. You take it for granted; you forget that, occasionally, it needs your attention. Haven't you ever concentrated so much on something—you know, that body-and-soul concentration where you shut out everything around you?—that you realized you'd been forgetting to breathe?

Well, it's the same thing with looking up. We get so focused on what's right in front of our noses, or what's going on inside our heads, we forget that, of the 360-degree reach of our vision, about half of it—with all its wonders of wisp and wing, billow and beam—lies above eye level.

"A find is a terrible thing to waste."
   WITH APOLOGIES TO UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND

2 comments:

jennifer JHM said...

J, when Harvey visited NYC for the first time, he looked up so much I thought he'd break his neck. The architecture is amazing.
The moon, trees, birds, etc are also amazing.

Jeffrey Willius said...

Yes, Jennifer, I know how Harvey feels. I'm always glad to find a patch of grass or a bench so I can just assume the horizontal! How 'bout you? You're probably so flexible that it doesn't hurt, right?

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