The main difference is that I’m noticing more.
This is how stillness works. It provides you with a more acute sense of awareness because nothing – including yourself – is moving as fast as it usually does.
I’m noticing that I’m thinking more longview and less “little view”. I’m noticing the small things in a big space more than usual, such as the misspelling of a sign (as seen in the photo above) that neither my wife or mother-in-law had noticed in over 20 years of seeing it. I’m noticing that I’m a bit more transformed with every passing moment because I get to spend more time within each moment.
The past couple of months have been a whirlwind. Right now, the days feel like a breeze. Not necessarily easy, but something I dwell in rather than trudge through.
Often when you plow through something that you go into with he best of intentions, you make mistakes that are less obvious to some and yet are very clear to others. Sometimes it doesn’t matter, as long as the message is clear (like in the sign above).
But more often than not, it does.
That’s why we all need moments of stillness. They help us truly live in the moment. In those moments, we forget about the clutter on our lists and remember why we made the lists in the first place.