Seeing By Not Looking

The Desert of Arizona
Sunny 76 Degrees – 8:36 a.m.

It’s hard to solve problems when you keep looking at them trying to solve them.

I’ve found it’s much easier to look away, focus on other things, and allow your subconscious mind to present the solution to you.

Solving the problem is actually the easy part. Being willing to “look away” is the hard part.

It’s hard to step out of your daily rhythm. It’s difficult to step away and go focus on something else for a while.

Your mind keeps reminding you how many “important” things you have going on. How many things need your attention. How many people are waiting for you to do X.

The internet is an enormous blessing in the life of anyone who truly desires to help others.

But it can also lead to a world shrinking around you where you stop actually SEEING. The world isn’t really shrinking, of course, it’s only your field of vision that is shrinking.

Right now, I’m “looking away.” Sitting somewhere, out in nature, where I’ll be for the next day or so.

There was no cell signal of any kind until just now when I sat down to write this.

It may disappear again, who knows.

But I can tell you that even taking this short amount of time to “look away” and do something else opens the doors to an entirely new way of seeing.

You don’t take a break because you’re worn out. You take a break because it enriches what you see when you return to look at the world.