The Art of Looking, a book reviewed extensively in Brain Pickings might at first glance appear a bit off topic in terms of Buddhist practice. However read on, take a look! There is talk of presence and paying attention and noticing. Although I have not had a chance to read all of the article quite yet what I have read resonates.
One of our senior monks will talk about perception from time to time. Our ears know how to hear, our eyes know how to see. What is needed is to loosen our tendency to go out there hunting. Indeed, more and more I am realizing one need not go out there seeking with ones eyes or ears or any of the other senses – what is there comes in!