Learning to see the same things other people see – but differently – requires space.
In the same way that distance from a physical object influences perspective, learning to see something differently becomes possible when we create space.
Psychological space to stand back and look at our thoughts.
Letting go of the story we tell ourselves about that thing.
Einstein began developing his theory of special relativity at the age of 16 while he was day-dreaming.
Darwin and Nietzsche both wandered for hours and hours in nature to make sense of their ideas.
Noticing something new, or seeing a familiar thing in a new way, becomes possible when we can give ourselves a break from the habitual ways of seeing we’ve become accustomed to.
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