Monday, March 01, 2010

Directing Attention

Its astonishing, how little control we exercise in directing our attention. We usually let it go where it wants to; attracted, demanded or manipulated by external sources.

Today, on my way to work, I chose to direct my attention to the shadows cast by the late afternoon sun. I noticed the beautiful silhouettes made by the shadows of trees, flags and the birds flying above. They were always there, but I had never seen them before.

Its scary the amount of detail our senses leave out.

2 comments:

Janeve said...

In my opinion, our minds are molded to focus on the highest priority and complex things in our life. But the fact is that happiness lies in smaller and simple things.

Anonymous said...

Many a time things do go unnoticed. But, the beauty of it lies in catching them before its too late.