Go and sit in a grove or woods, with one or more of those voiceless companions, and read the foregoing, and think.
One lesson from affiliating a tree — perhaps the greatest moral lesson anyhow from earth, rocks, animals, is that same lesson of inherency, of what is, without the least regard to what the looker on (the critic) supposes or says, or whether he likes or dislikes. What worse — what more general malady pervades each and all of us, our literature, education, attitude toward each other, (even toward ourselves,) than a morbid trouble about seems, (generally temporarily seems too,) and no trouble at all, or hardly any, about the sane, slow-growing, perennial, real parts of character, books, friendship, marriage — humanity’s invisible foundations and hold-together? (As the all-basis, the nerve, the great-sympathetic, the plenum within humanity, giving stamp to everything, is necessarily invisible.)
I never looked at life through the lens of mystery like I do now…
inquiry for today~ what elemental relationship with nature will you refine today?
This life of yours, which you are living is not merely apiece of this
entire existence, but in a certain sense the whole… This, as we know,
is what the Brahmins express in that sacred, mystic formula which is
yet really so simple and so clear; tat tvam asi, you are that.
~ Erwin Schrodinger