Have you ever been so focused on a task that you just zone out everything around you? Well, I surely have. That’s fine to do if you really need silence and to just solely concentrate, for example, doing homework or studying for a big test. But, it’s not too great to let your mind take you away from everything surrounding you. Always remind yourself to look up sometimes and observe your surroundings, because:
“When someone is seeking, it happens quite easily that he only sees things that he is seeking…” -Siddhartha.
Like they say, it’s not the destination matters, but the journey that you go through to get there. It’s the experience you get from trying to reach your goal that really counts for anything. This can be applied to things you do on a regular basis. As a student, you can always catch me doing my piles of homework. Sometimes, I just want to get over with them so I don’t read what I’m supposed to. But doing so, I learned nothing from the homework , but just simply found the answer. Doing so made the class really hard because I didn’t know what was going on. When I was too busy skimming through and finding the answer to the homework problems, I didn’t pay attention to what in the world the book was saying and what it meant.
Try not to be too taken up by something so much while you have no idea what’s going on around you. Take to time take in everything around you because chances are, there will never be the same observations from one day compared to another, even if you’re in the same exact spot and did the same thing both days. There’s so much more out there than just your goals that you are seeking. Give life a chance and learn new experiences. Lift that head of your away from what you’re doing and you’ll discover a whole new world. Don’t be afraid of the unfamiliar.