Open up your eyes and tell me what you see. “I see the computer screen!” Yeah yeah yeah, smarty-pants. Open up your life to those around you and tell me what you see. “I see my hot co-worker!” Jeez! Why are you reading my blog at work? Actually, never mind….read away, heck, send an e-mail out promoting my blog will you?
I have found in the past few weeks that we, as a society, tend to close ourselves off to those around us and get ‘tunnel vision’. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There are times when extreme focus needs to take place. For example, running a marathon, cramming for an exam, reading Examine The Glass, etc, etc…
But what happens? Well, sometimes you might be SO focused you forget about some peripheral stuff. For example, stretching your legs, typing that report for the other class, reading Examine The Glass, etc, etc…
You get what I’m saying?
You’ve heard the old saying, “The stronger you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers…” Well, it’s from 1978…I believe Leia Organa said it to Grand Moff Tarkin on board the Death Star. Yep, most of my famous quotes come from Star Wars….deal with it! 🙂
Well, it can be applied to life in general as well. The more your focus on one task, the more other tasks will be forgotten or neglected. So, open your eyes. Live in the moment…but don’t get LOST in the moment. Always keep the big picture in mind when living day-to-day.
I can guarantee that if keep your eyes open to new possibilities, you will find new possibilities. Broaden your horizon and take it all in. Less things will ‘slip through your fingers.’ I promise.