Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Even more about true seeing

The lesson which life constantly repeats is to 'look under your feet.' You are always nearer to the divineand the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars. Every place is the center of the world.

-- John Burroughs

I love the notion that every place is the center of the world. I think it is very true.

1 comment:

  1. I like this, as well, Ellie. And it reminds me of Joko Beck's comment: "Whereever you go...there you are." (At least I'm pretty sure that was her comment). This is a touchstone for me several times as week as I find myself wishing I were somewhere else.


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