Our evolved preference for familiarity often backfires. There are many signals that give us useful information about whether a situation is productive or safe. But pre-existing social networks might not be the best one.*
Expand your attention to include everything that you can possibly hear, without judgement. The ear hears. The brain listens.**
We are creatures who turn the unfamiliar into the familiar.
We like the familiar.
Then we have to beware the overfamiliar.
Then we must set out into the unfamiliar again: a never-ending source of possibility.
Something to be found in each day.