When I was younger I was fascinated by ants. I would crouch down and hover over them for what felt like hours. But I noticed that with so much movement it was hard to observe the whole system moving at once. I could only focus on one ant, one line or function at once. So I would stop moving completely, and I would try to still even my breathing. I would relax and try and unfocus on anything in particular, and instead focus on all the movement that I could easily see without straining my eyes. Eventually all the parts would come into focus and I could see the whole colony of ants.
I thought I had superpowers but I suppose it was just dilation in action.
It was still pretty cool