Do You C what I See?
My last blog focused on Confidence, Comparison, and Competency, a fairly serious subject. Today, a bit lighter tone with the connection between the letter C and the word SEE. It is a homonym of sorts.
Do you Connect with what I see?
Some of you play the game on Fridays – and some of you are brave enough to comment. ONE of you has even started sending in her findings and shares that now she is looking at the world a bit differently. More, we want more.
I’m reading a book at the moment (actually in the hand) When Awareness Becomes Natural by Sayadaw U Tejaniya. Yes, you may not find it a page-turner but reading a bit at a time, absorbing slowly, has its merits. Early in the book Tejaniya tells the story about a monk whose brother was visiting and becoming noticeably agitated as the evening wore on. Asking what was wrong, his brother said that he had lost his new, expensive watch. The monk responded in his quiet manner, “Go look on the dining room table. You will find it there.” When his brother returned to the sitting room, he asked how the monk knew where it was. Awareness of surroundings is a learned ability. The monk had not focused on the watch; it simply had imprinted on his mind.
Learning to see initially takes focus, particularly if you are on the hunt for a cloud, a sidewalk crack, a shadow, etc., that might be something other than what it is. However, in time, you will become more aware of your surroundings even though you are not focusing.
You may not see what I see in the objects. However, your connection with the object enriches everyone else’s connections. Therefore, you C what I see, i.e., you connect with what I see.
PLEASE – EVERYONE, send in your photos appropriate to Learning to See. We gain through collaboration and I would like to play along with you.