Sunday, January 31, 2010

What a gift

Oh, what a gift indeed:

Imagine how our lives might be if everyone had even a bit more of the Wisdom that comes from seeing clearly. Suppose people everywhere, simultaneously, stopped what they were doing and paid attention for only as long as it took to recognize their shared humanity. Surely the heartbreak of the world's pain, visible to all, would convert everyone to kindness. What a gift that would be.

-- Sylvia Boorstein

It is truly grief-producing that we do not see this more frequently, more consistently, more joyfully.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:56 PM

    I've read this before and I've often wondered, if we could see clearly would we be converted to kindness or overcome by guilt in seeing our true selves? Do the two go together in a process? Would the overwhelming guilt of awareness destroy us or the gift of conversion to kindness occur?
    Carolyn L.


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