attention deficit spending
I think my senses depend too much on my thoughts. Sometimes I don't observe things unless I'm looking for them... so if I don't think of something, or worse, don't understand something, I can't see it. I guess a really good general example is how, once a new word is learned, suddenly it is everywhere. It was always there, but the brain caused the eye to skip it until it was learned. This happens to everyone; it's natural. I figure it's one of the brain's methods of protecting itself from overload. I see this as problematic, though, because I feel like I do it more often than I should, and I don't like being oblivious to things I ought to be noticing. I should either:
- use my senses better.
- stick to my current system, but add my intuition to my intellect as backup for my senses
Now, how do I do either *one* of those?