The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
Everything changes when you start to emit your own frequency rather than absorbing the frequencies around you, when you start imprinting your intent on the universe rather than receiving an imprint from existence.
Fiction writers are strange beasts. They are, like all writers, observers first and foremost. Everything that happens to and around them is potential material for a story, and they look at it that way.
I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right make a slave of himself to his present opinion because he precludes himself the right of changing it.
— Thomas Paine The Age of Reason