In this apparent age of information, we have been driven largely by thinking. Now, there is nothing wrong with thinking, per se, but it often comes in too fast.
Thinking can obscure or taint natural, pure seeing in Life. Before something can be clearly seen for what it is, the old way of thinking is already adding judgments and commentary acting like a smoke screen.
Thinking is colouring the view with a bias toward how that thinking has been conditioned - by family, society, education.
Simple noticing cuts off, or pre-empts that tainting process. This enables a direct, live experiencing - a clean, clear perceiving. It's totally natural and wonderfully effortless. Then thinking can be used later to ponder what has been noticed.
To say “simply notice” is a call to attention, and as used here, are an invitation too.
Rather than telling you to blindly accept and believe something, it’s like saying, “See for yourself.”
It may sound funny, but there is a lot about noticing you may not have noticed. Your entire experience can change in an instant when some things that have gone unnoticed are suddenly noticed.
In the bright light of noticing, many things about oneself, one’s world, and the astounding nature of Life itself become crystal clear. Awareness and noticing are such an integral part of living, that to speak of them in terms of benefit almost sounds silly. It’s like saying breathing is a benefit.
Noticing is one of the most natural, normal things that go on all day. It is so effortless, most of the time it isn’t even noticed that noticing is happening! Yet look at how powerful it is. Noticing basically drives everything you appear to do. Would it have been possible to get the body out of bed this morning without having first noticed you were awake? Could any meals have been eaten today without having first noticed the food?
When awareness and noticing is used intelligently it becomes priceless. It can remove whatever might be in the way of experiencing greater happiness, love and freedom.