This morning I hiked for several hours on the Appalachian Trail/Long Trail in the Green Mountains in Vermont. Most of the trail looks something like this.
Because of that you need to pay attention to where you are going.
The last thing you want to do a mile or more up the trail, with no guarantee that you will see anyone else, is to take a misstep and twist your ankle or fall and hit your head. So most of the time you hike looking down. But, that way of hiking comes with a cost. If you only look down you may miss the markers that designate the trail.
Or, even worse, the beauty which surrounds you.
The trick, I realized, is to make sure you take the time to look up.
But, this is not just about a walk in the woods, is it?
The trick, you see, is to make sure you look up.