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On The Way
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To move from one place to another while observing and moving requires a lot of work. Whether we travel physically or metaphorically, our senses grow more sensitive to our surroundings. Moving establishes a special link between ourselves and the outside world that enables us to view and understand things in new ways.

During this journey, our mood, pace, and focus all have an impact on what we see. There could be a sense of urgency and a focus on getting there soon while moving more quickly, like when jogging. When in this state, we may see more swiftly and focus attention on significant landmarks or intriguing objects first. A slower pace, such as walking, promotes a stronger connection with the environment. By focusing on the colors, shapes, and textures of the surroundings, we have the opportunity to get lost in the small details.

The sense of mobility and observation that comes with traveling includes not only our immediate surroundings but also the way of our thinking. Our thoughts and feelings may change when we travel due to the changing environment, our interactions with other people, and the journey itself. This interaction of external and internal observations enhances and enriches our experience as a whole, impacting how we view the journey and leaving a lasting effect on our memory.


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Wherever you are right now, find the farthest object you can see. Is it many miles away? A half mile away? Just a short walk? No matter. Imagine that this place is your destination. And now, imagine that you've put on your running shoes, and you're running toward it as fast as you can go. Think of some things you'll see along the way that might interest you. Imagine yourself running by, and taking notice of these things as they pass. Now let's bring you back to where you started, and imagine that you're going to start toward your destination again, but this time at an easy jogging pace. Think of some more things you might notice on your way there. What people do you see? Man-made things, natural things? Now let's go back to your starting point one more time, and this time, imagine that you're going to your destination at a very slow walk. Now what do you notice as you move forward? How many things? What are their shapes and colors? How does the light reflect off of them? Imagine that you continue to walk, observing the things around you at this pace all the way to your destination. And finally, ask yourself, "How was my walking journey different from my running journey?"

Watching Now
On The Way
On The Way
Skylight • 03:50

To move from one place to another while observing and moving requires a lot of work. Whether we travel physically or metaphorically, our senses grow more sensitive to our surroundings. Moving establishes a special link between ourselves and the outside world that enables us to view and understand things in new ways.

During this journey, our mood, pace, and focus all have an impact on what we see. There could be a sense of urgency and a focus on getting there soon while moving more quickly, like when jogging. When in this state, we may see more swiftly and focus attention on significant landmarks or intriguing objects first. A slower pace, such as walking, promotes a stronger connection with the environment. By focusing on the colors, shapes, and textures of the surroundings, we have the opportunity to get lost in the small details.

The sense of mobility and observation that comes with traveling includes not only our immediate surroundings but also the way of our thinking. Our thoughts and feelings may change when we travel due to the changing environment, our interactions with other people, and the journey itself. This interaction of external and internal observations enhances and enriches our experience as a whole, impacting how we view the journey and leaving a lasting effect on our memory.


View Transcript
Wherever you are right now, find the farthest object you can see. Is it many miles away? A half mile away? Just a short walk? No matter. Imagine that this place is your destination. And now, imagine that you've put on your running shoes, and you're running toward it as fast as you can go. Think of some things you'll see along the way that might interest you. Imagine yourself running by, and taking notice of these things as they pass. Now let's bring you back to where you started, and imagine that you're going to start toward your destination again, but this time at an easy jogging pace. Think of some more things you might notice on your way there. What people do you see? Man-made things, natural things? Now let's go back to your starting point one more time, and this time, imagine that you're going to your destination at a very slow walk. Now what do you notice as you move forward? How many things? What are their shapes and colors? How does the light reflect off of them? Imagine that you continue to walk, observing the things around you at this pace all the way to your destination. And finally, ask yourself, "How was my walking journey different from my running journey?"


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