Sunday, January 11, 2009

The secret of seeing

This is why we need to be so diligent in learning to let go of the ego. With the ego in charge and in the way it's impossible to sail in this way:

I cannot cause light; the most I can do is try to put myself in the path of its beam. It is possible, in deep space, to sail on solar wind. Light, be it particle or wave, has force: you rig a giant sail and go. The secret of seeing is to sail on solar wind. Hone and spread your spirit till you yourself are a sail, whetted, translucent, broadside to the merest puff.

-- Annie Dillard

1 comment:

  1. Wow. It makes me recall a mentor reminding me that the birds are not fretting over whether their little eggs with hatch and what college their little hatchlings will attend. The trees sway and bend with the wind. The eagles don't stockpile in worry over a possible barren winter. Nature lives and exists and moves forward.

    Damn our programming!

    Another deeply heart-felt thank you


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