I have to consciously force myself to look up and around me, otherwise I stare one or two steps in front of my feet. Maybe I have an irrational fear of straying off the path, or a subconscious terror of stepping on something icky. Whatever it is, I think it could be dangerous, or at least the mentality that it represents could be dangerous.
Do you do this in your life? Are you so focused on "the next thing" that you forget to see the big picture?
We don't go on walks through the woods to see the dirt and rocks beneath our feet. We go to see grandiose mountains, towering trees, and lakes sparkling like glitter in the sun. I'm all for living in the moment, but sometimes we need to break away! We shouldn't be afraid to look up, and turn our attention to something bigger than the everyday mundane.