An artist finished painting his rendering of the Grand Canyon. The colors, the contours, the natural melodic balance, were truly awe inspiring.
He stopped a passerby and asked her to hold it up. With each step back the artist took, his creation took on more depth.
The artist was getting dangerously close to the cliff. Totally enthralled in the paintings' beauty, he was oblivious to the danger surrounding him.
Very often we don't see the beauty around us without stepping back, but there is no difference between natural and self inflicted blindness.