A Lesson For The Climb: To Observe, Listen And Look

In 1979 I was in the army, serving in the ZDM (demilitarized zone) in Korea. Our mission was to patrol the American sector and not let the North Koreans infiltrate into South Korea.
We we were working nights and gang PE/PO (listening post/observation post) near the border of North Korea. To do our work effectively, we needed to hear and watch in a way that would help us locate who crashed.
We listened to the noises and we watched looking for movement. Listen and look us in our observation of the situation and in the report of information needs.
There is a difference between listening and hearing, look and see when we listen, we watch in order to hear. When we heard we just use our sense of hearing to understand sounds.
Listening is active; hear is passive. “Watch-listen-we use our attention to engage us in the situation. “Realize sounds” – hear we are passively allowing the sounds cause an impact on us. We can be mindful when we hear a sound, but to hear that sound requires the focus of our attention actively during the process of listening.
It’s the same thing with the look against the view when we look, we turn our eyes in some direction so we can see when we see, simply use our sense of sight to perceive objects. Look is active; We turned our eyes in one direction, “we are engaged with the situation and pay attention to her.
View is passive; Visual images are simply being perceived with the eyes. We can be mindful when we see an object, but look at this object requires the focus of our attention actively during the process of looking for sleeping bags through CAMPINGSHIP.
To listen we engage our attention throughout the environment around us. When we hear a sound, move your head and body in the direction of the sound, and we focus our attention on the specific sound to investigate it.
Similarly, as we look we engage our attention throughout the environment around us. When we see an object moving in the peripheral vision of our field of view, move your head and body in the direction of movement and we focus our attention on the specific object to investigate it.
The final step is to become an observer of that we are listening and looking. We do this by noting the tendency of mind dde formulate conclusions too fast. The mind wants certainty and creates conclusions before the process of looking and listening can happen.
The mind is motivated toward quick resolutions of a situation so she can reach the comfort. We need to give time to allow the information to be absorbed and processed, before formulating conclusions. We do this by delaying our conclusions.
When we occupied a PE/PO in Korea, we needed to hear threats. We heard sounds of nature and humans. Our tendency was to categorize the sounds of nature as non-threatening and human sounds as threatening.
Label sounds of nature (birds, wind) as non-threatening meant we didn’t need more to pay attention to them. Listen to these sounds could prove a threat. The mind was looking for comfort on the labelling of non-threatening, so the process of listening and observation were diminished.
There was a tendency to categorize the movement we saw South as friendly and the movement to the North as the enemy. If we saw movement to the South, where another American patrol should be, so we needed to look to determine the threat, rather than label it as friendly.
It was an animal, the American patrol or the enemy? The mind sought comfort in rótul of South/North so the process of listening and observation were diminished.
Our trabaalho was to delay the conclusions. We need to observe and give that information to military intelligence. They collected the information of all patrols, processed and then formulated a more accurate conclusion about the threats.
To listen and look we engage our attention in the process of observation. We were engaged with the situation. We also noticed the trends of our mind to draw conclusions about where I was or what was the threat.
We kept our attention engaged while listening to everything we heard and look at everything we saw, and the stress of not knowing rather than hide the labels comfortable and conclusions.
Practice Tip: Late
When you climb, you will experience stress. The mind will want to resolve this stress to get comfort. Take for example the physical fatigue, be tijolado.
The mind will want to escape the stress of being tijolado and say “handle (or crashes)” to hang on the rope.
Do not get or post. Instead, delay and search options. The delay gives you time; the Act of looking at your attention. engages Look to the left, right and up.
Remain in stress and notice which options are presented.