The tip of the nose offers both a place of rest and a place of exploration. You can choose to move your attention to this specific spot on your anatomy in order give your mind a place to land, rather than having it bounce about, as it often likes to do. The stability that this choice provides allows you to relax a bit and collect yourself, which creates space for observation and discovery.
You may even ask yourself, “What am I aware of in this moment?” As you have “a look around” within a meditation, you begin to notice the usually not-noticed; otherwise hidden details of any particular moment move into the field of your awareness. You can also choose to immerse yourself in the wondrous experience of breathing.
Throughout this meditation practice, we are cultivating the ability to move our attention beyond repetitive thought-forms (which captivate our minds for the majority of the day) and open up to the subtle experiences within each moment. The breath at the tip of the nose can lead the way.