A friend of mine pointed out that Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley had recently been over run with blue grass/jazz style bands on the street corners. I was skeptical when he said it: I walk/drive/run down Shattuck avenue on a very regular basis and I had yet to see a spontaneous blue grass phenomenon.
But then it happened–I saw a band playing right by the BART station. You couldn’t miss them; a small crowd had gathered around & their upbeat tempo, plaid shirts and fashionable fedoras was enticing.
And then I saw another group. On the same day. And then it happened again. And again…until spotting a band became a commonplace occurrence.
Sometimes you miss things just because you weren’t looking for them.
I bet you can relate to my situation above. For instance–have you ever learned a new word & then realized that you read it & hear it all the time?
There is a lot out there that you’re missing just because you aren’t able to observe everything at once. Your mind is a sponge, but sometimes its on you to pay attention to what is being sponged up.
It doesn’t matter how aware you are of your surroundings, you can always see & sense more.
Challenge yourself — open your eyes and ears and ‘see’ more of today.