It is essential that you learn
to focus on what is at hand. Too many times you have someone or
something begging for your attention but … you are too busy, too
wrapped up in your own little world to care. Interesting
opportunities are presented to you daily: Strangers, their
skills, captivating objects and animals, cultures, terrain.
Meet someone new. Ask them about themselves. Develop genuine
interest in what is going on with the ‘stranger’. They will not
remain a stranger long. For you share something with every
person you meet. Not a day goes by that another person’s world
cannot be opened to you. Put your prejudices and expectations
aside. Interest in another brings knowledge. Try to be
understanding and kind. Everyone needs this. And, who knows, you
may find it reciprocated.
Be on the ‘look out’ for something intriguing. Could be an
animal’s antics, the unique design of a house, car or rug, a
work of art, music or even the shape of a plant, flower,
whatever. Wonder about it. Be positive. Isn’t it interesting?
Beautiful? Enjoy what comes your way. Throughout your journey,
every day opens doors to first-time experiences. At night,
restful, review these. You may even want to ‘try something’:
Painting pottery, adopting a kitten, learning to skateboard.
Develop the habit of appreciating the variety all around you.
Your opportunities for gaining new awareness’s and new interests
are boundless. Allay your complacency, your tenaciousness with
the familiar … even your fears of the ‘unknown’. All around you
is an attractive ‘garden’ for your inquisitive mind. Trod slowly
through it and KEEP YOUR ‘EYES’ OPEN.
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