Lately I’ve been really thinking about the importance of what we “see” day in and day out. And “see” is in quotes because we can easily become unconscious to our surroundings through our visual filtering systems. Imagine if we didn’t have a visual filtering system when we were in the grocery store and in our daily lives. To me, being bombarded visually all the time would be a living nightmare! Our visual filtering system, however, is a dual edged sword. After a while, it’s easy to “forget” about things that may be staring us in the face!
Because of our visual filtering system, it is really important to move things around. Moving things around makes them “new” and fresh and is an important component of feng shui. That’s one of the reasons I love Trader Joe’s. On a regular basis, they switch things up. And because they do, I often notice shopping items that I’ve missed before and often buy new things. After a while I get used to the changes and my visual filtering system just looks for things that are familiar again. Hence, I don’t really “see” as keenly as I did when the changes were first implemented.
What do you “see” on a regular basis? What are your views? Out your windows? At your desk? From your bed? On your way to work? Are they inspiring, uplifting, invigorating, and vibrant? If they are not, remember just because you don’t “see” what’s around you, doesn’t mean it doesn’t affect you.