We often find ourselves feeling distracted and discontent, bored with our everyday routines. As Louis CK put it, “everything’s amazing, but nobody’s happy”.
We look for a change of scenery, or dream about a life somewhere “out there” where everything life will be amazing again.
Wonder, though, is based more on posture than location.
It’s less about seeking out amazing experiences, more about learning to see what you already have.
Pay Attention is a short book about attention and wonder. It’s about ordinary things like parenting, washing the car, backyard birdwatching, and how we can train our eyes for wonder and curiosity in the midst of everyday life.