One way or another, as it does with the other senses, our own mind often obscured our capacity to see clearly. For this reason, if we wish to experience life fully, and take hold of it fully, we will need to train ourselves to see through or behind the appearances of things. We will need to cultivate intimacy with the stream of our own thinking, which colors everything in the sensory domain, if we are to perceive the interior and exterior landscapes, including events and occurrences, to the degree that they can be known, in their actuality, as they truly are.
~ Jon Kabat Zinn
I see the same things day after day. And yet I am not the same….
inquiry for today~ notice how you might connect your senses to the light on the water….
Starting here, what do want to remember?
How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?
What scent of old wood hovers, what softened
sound from outside folks the air?
Will you ever bring a better gift for the world
than the breathing respect that you carry
wherever you go tight now? Are you waiting
for time to show you some better thoughts?
When you turn around, starting here, lift this
new glimpse that you found; carry into evening
all that you want from this day. This interval
you spent reading or hearing this, keep it
for life- What can anyone give you
greater than now,
starting here, right in this room, when
you turn around?