Playing off the theme of my prior post, I am in a hotel room right now and if I close my eyes, I realized I would not be able to tell you what color the desk is, or the walls, or the chair I am sitting on, or what is hanging on the walls. Now, the specifics of the room are not particularly important to me, but it is an interesting example of moving through life without noticing what is right in front of you.
Can you do it? Close your eyes and recreate the room you are in. What do you know and what don’t you know? Does it matter? Take a moment to simply stop and notice. I think this practice is way bigger than furnishings – it’s about being a better observer, a better listener, a better and more active participant in every moment of your life.