Light permeates anywhere it can which provides great contrast when we seek it, even in the darkest spaces.
Why are are we attracted to it? Our eyes seek it out when we’re infants because contrast naturally attracts the eye. As adults we grow to love a sunny day where we can catch the sunrise, be outside during the day, and praise it for the blessing of the current day as it sets.
The lights creates the glimmer and sparkle that make contrast and the flickering facets seem so mesmerizing that we almost can’t take our eye off of it.
It’s simple & complex.
The visual cortex of the brain is a part of the cerebral cortex that plays an important role in processing visual information. The importance of input for our brain is a never ending topic. The high level points are the importance knowledge is knowledge and the lower levels on the tier of ideas is the entertainment value that our brain seeks to watch, hear, and learn. This is the reason we read, watch movies, explore outdoors, and et cetera. It’s another never ending list that I could type but I’m sure your brain is already coming up with lists that stimulate you.
We’re a stimulant searching species that find so many things interesting. The five senses are set off by changes and experiences that fire off triggers into our brains and it grabs our attention. Those moments help us grow even when we can remain the same on the surface, what lies below it never stops shifting.
In terms of light, we must also appreciate the darkness because it makes the light that much more beautiful to see, feel, and bask in.
Want to challenge yourself? Write out five things you did this past year and how it changed you.
Bonus: If you’re seeking change internally or externally, write out a list of five things you hope to do that can help you achieve the change you desire.
• Seek the light. Travel light. Be the light. Give the light. •