So many look but do not see. In our busy worlds of experiences our attention often is focusing on that which is straight ahead as we hurry to our next destination and task. We humans were created with eyes to see but so many of us block what our senses perceive because our attention is wrapped around our electronic devices, our worries, recycling of mental old tapes, and living either in our past or jumping into what we think will occur in the future.
The ancient cultures knew how to tap into and use the power of observation to create amazing works of architecture, art, literature, and blend science with the natural world . Our ancestors knew being critically observant was crucial to survive! We have forgotten what observation can show us!
By re-learning the practice of observation even the most routine and mundane aspects of life awaken our sleeping abilities to creatively view others, objects, and events. The power of observation when practiced create new neural pathways within our brain!
Benefits those who are highly observant are increased interpersonal listening skills, better readers of the body language of others, demonstrators of mindfulness, increased organizational skills ( because everything is noticed!), a stronger sense of orientation of personal space (as in remembering where your car is parked), strong analytical abilities, and being amazing sources of multi- modalities of accurate information!
Need practice? Slow down and smell the roses! Go out in nature and use all your senses to observe details of what you see, hear, touch, and smell. Then take these skills into your environment.
The power of observation will empower each of us to return to that curious , alert, and attentive human we were created to be!