"People see and hear so many things that they are overloaded and
become indifferent. They feel there is nothing more for them to
learn: they allow their attention to drift, never focusing on
anything, and nothing makes an impression on them. They think,
‘I know that… I’ve seen that… that too, and that…’ So
they look without seeing, and they listen without hearing. Well,
that’s habit! But there is nothing more pernicious than letting
yourself be ruled by habit: it deadens you.
On the contrary, you shouldn’t become habituated to anything,
but rather consider ideas, beings and things with a fresh eye,
pay renewed attention to them and observe and study them as if
encountering them for the first time. Then you discover the
connections between them, a light appears, and something of the
life of the universe is revealed."
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov