How does that work? As usual, I'm not really sure. But here's what I think. Many people move through their days focused so intently on what's in front of them, they hardly see what's to the side or what's up or down. Yes, I know - being attentive to what's in front of us is a useful discipline since we are more likely to be present when we're attentive that way.
Still and all, it feels to me as though we spend plenty of time being focused and what I wonder is whether we would find more of the secret places were we to let go a bit more, strive less, take off our glasses, look at the world always around us with accidental eyes.
Now of course, I'm only wondering here - it could be a bit scary to disconnect from our life's structure in that way, or at least a bit disorienting (especially the glasses part). But it might be worth a try. My intuition says we'd find ourselves in a world that appeared more beautiful (and thus more hopeful) than what we can otherwise access.
I'll tell you what: I'll give it a shot and report back.