This is the fun of nature-watching. Seeing beautiful and amazing creatures I have never seen before. Though i'm pretty sure they've been here all along. I just haven't been paying close attention.
Paying close attention is what meditation is about. We begin to notice things we have previously breezed right over.
For instance, i've been paying attention to how i fall asleep in meditation. I can tell you the precursors. Sometimes i can even catch myself falling asleep.
This is one definition of awakening: When falling asleep wakes you up.
|Leopard Moth photo by scooterwolf|