You catch a glimpse of beauty out of the corner of your eye: a newly bloomed flower, a beam of sunlight, animals playing.
You look up for what feels like the first time and see an entirely new perspective of the buildings that you’ve walked by for years. Decorative facades, balconies full of plants, varied colors and materials.
You read a book, listen to a podcast, or speak to a friend and find yourself discovering something new about yourself.
These moments of awareness frequently occur without intention: a fleeting sense of noticing. Maybe we smile slightly as we notice. Maybe we take out our phone to take a picture and ultimately miss the opportunity to experience the noticing. Or maybe, we barely notice as we rush forward through our lives.