I have sat by a rippling stream and looked for things I don’t even know I’m looking for. I have felt good inside. I have known children, and land. I have known dogs and cats. I have known individual trees and forest stands. I have watched them grow and noticed the immeasurable things that make me frown and smile. I have gone into landscapes to see what there is to see, without any preconceived focus that sees only what it came to see. I have known purpose and concern and all the emotions that go hand in hand with attachment.
It is an incredibly curious proposition to say that it is better for knowing to remove ourselves from all that.
You can more easily measure, yes. You can measure those things that stand out and say measure me, those things you came to see, so you do not sully your precision by noticing anything else about that tree, that child, that stream.