Remember when you were a child and everything looked magical
and amazing? That’s because everything was new and exciting.
Our eyes were automatically drawn to them, because our mind had
something new to discover. Wouldn’t you like to look at life again
As adult we seem to have lost the ability to look at life in wonder.
But that’s not at all true. We just don’t take the time for it any
longer. Besides from the busy schedules that we develop while
growing up, we lost the automatic attraction that comes with all
things new, because we have already explored them. But that’s the
only thing we lost; not the ability to see the world as mystical
To once again be fascinated we simple need to take a moment to
look and let things sink in. And while doing so, the mind should be
void of disrupting thoughts. Don’t think about what others would
think when you intensively gaze at a beautiful flower. Don’t think
about where you must rush off to while re-examining the gravity of
the moon. Don’t think that it’s not an adult thing to do to watch
breathtaking cloud formations change shape. Don’t think it’s not
what you’re here for when you soak up the magnificence of a
In our youth life shows us how to look. We were given an example,
and it’s almost as if that example is taken away from us to allow
us the opportunity to learn for ourselves. But in order to do so we
must again actively engage ourselves with what we see or even
purposely start looking.
Over time, as the impulsiveness of our stare started to diminish,
our ability to pay attention became numb. We have to wake
ourselves up from that numbness again and begin glimpsing at
thing we normally wouldn’t notice. Look at the intricate structures
formed by the branches of a tree. See the logistical patterns
followed by an army of ants. Watch the mutual interference of
endless ripples in a pond of water.
In my experience, when you open your eyes again for the richness
and grandeur of life, never before seen things will present
themselves to you more and more, both in detail and in overview.
From time to time, the automatic appeal that comes with fresh
perspectives may even return. But don’t trust on it too much. It
may interfere and help you again forget your new found ability to
be purposely mesmerized all on your own.