The Art Of Observation: Anyone Can See, Few Observe

For a moment, let’s assume that you had a plot of land which you took the time to clear and uproot the weeds. Now, what would happen if you refused to plant any seeds in your cleared land?

It’s simple.

Your land would would be overgrown with weeds again.

Now, did the fact that you DID NOT plant the weeds prevent your land from being overrun?

No! Actually, despite the fact that you did not consciously plant weeds in your cleared land, your decision NOT TO deliberately plant seeds was also a decision to permit the growth of weeds in your land!

It’s the natural order of things: When you plant seeds, crops grow; when you don’t plant seeds, weeds would grow!

Many people agree to this truth, yet it’s astonishing that so many find it difficult to understand that the same principles hold true in the art of observation.

You see, everyone has the ability to see and observe. However, the sad thing is that not everyone is CHOOSING to observe deliberately!

Principles would always be principles. They aren’t respecters of one’s consciousness. With principles, ignorance isn’t an excuse; with principles, there are no alibis!

Whether you are conscious of the fact or not, the quality of your life at the moment is dependent on what you saw in the past; and the quality of your life in the future would be dependent on what you are seeing NOW…regardless of whether you’re looking deliberately or not!

The difference between the observers and passive seers lies in the deliberate effort applied to the stream of consciousness. The observers refuse to allow the land of their lives to dictate the sort of fruits that would come out of it. Rather, they deliberately and consciously select the kind of seeds that they want to propagate on the lands of their lives.

Observers understand that man is a partner with God in the continuous creative process of instituting order in the world.

In spite of this reality, the truth is that many people are merely seeing, but not consciously observing.

The irony is that what they see is often an accurate description of their APPARENT REALITIES. What many people are seeing all around are chaotic weeds of poverty, unpredictable economic tides, wars and rumors of wars, lack, strife, loose morals, ever-dropping standards, and so on.

There are apparently weeds of chaos everywhere. Note the term ‘apparently’. It implies that the weeds of chaos aren’t the ULTIMATE REAL DEAL! It’s just a perception of reality.

In spite of this, here’s what distinguishes those who have mastery in the art of observation:

‘While the majority choose to see and adapt to the weeds of chaos in their lives; the very few who observe, challenge chaos to create order, because they can choose to see that too!’

Observation is a deliberate and conscious effort that God has designed and ordained everyone to be a master at.

Unfortunately, many are merely seeing, and quality of their lives naturally matches up with the quality of their defective vision.

Friend, why don’t you just take a step out of the traffic, and for once, take a look at what ought to be.

I promise you, you’ve got nothing else to lose, and everything to gain!


The Art Of Observation: What Seest Thou?

From my little understanding, whenever God asks a man the ubiquitious question – What Seest Thou? – it’s because the object of interest is already in existence within such man’s frame of vision! From Jeremiah to Ezekiel; to Hosea, Amos and Zechariah, all these men were asked the same simple question: What seest thou?

This brings us to a curious discovery, which many individuals amazingly still miss. It goes like this:

Observation is a conscious and deliberate action that is solely dependent on the mind of the observer.

It’s that simple and quite basic too.

The truth is that there’s a dearth in the number of genuine observers in our generation today. There are gaps in all sectors of the world’s economy that need to be filled by men and women who have mastery in the art of observation. Sadly, that rarely seems to be the case, as observation is a lost art washed down into the cesspool of the past.

What’s the problem? Well, for one, this current generation is full of people not willing to embrace responsibility for observation!

Why? Observation requires focus and deliberate conscious efforts for it to be successfully done. And frankly speaking, we live in a world where personal responsibility is just too much work for the average Joe!

We live in a generation where the majority are just too mentally lazy to summon the efforts it takes to do the most basic of all actions – to see and observe.

We live in a generation that finds it easier to do a lot of blame-pushing and finger-pointing, rather than taking personal responsibility for their lives!

The truth remains that the quality of life you’re currently experiencing is dependent on how far you saw (consciously or unconsciously) in the past. And the quality of your life in the future, would be determined by the quality of your vision now!

You see, until you decide to take responsibility for your life, and personally choose to deliberately master the art of observation, you’d live at mediocre levels for the rest of your life!

The good news is that the moment you decide to start practising the art of observation consciously, you’d start seeing in a way that very few in this generation would ever see! And the reason this would happen won’t be because what you observed suddenly materialized. No, it would be because you had embraced the state of mind that empowered you to discern and pick what was ALREADY around you!

So, I ask again, ‘What Seest Thou?’