“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.”
Zen pretty much comes down to three things — everything changes; everything is connected; pay attention.
― Jane Hirshfield
“There are days when I can’t live in this country. Not the whole thing at once, including the hateful parts, the misogyny, the brutal disregard of the powerful for the powerless. Sometimes I can only be a citizen of these trees, this rainy day, the family I can hold safe, the garden I can grow. A fire that refuses to go out.”
EYES TO SEE
Jesus said: that he who has ears to hear…
He echoes the passage of Isaiah 32:3: “The eyes of those who see will no longer be closed. The ears of those who hear will listen.”
Here and there, no one is without ears to hear or eyes to see. Simply, the organs are hidden, unusable as they are.
All have eyes to see, but do not see, all have oreiles to hear, but do not hear. Through these words, the deep nature of man is.
The deep heart of man can always see and hear the word of Isaiah,
the presence of Jesus invites to remove the layers of the ocultant filters to see.
In the previous verse, Isaiah speaks of the abundance of this divine nature: 32:2: “Every man will be a refuge from the storm, a stream in the desert.”
The dryness of the soul is no more, the violence and fear of man who goes through life without seeing or hearing, without letting his deep heart open and are no more.
Thus hatched, it in turn becomes a source of life, refuge or rock to shelter all its brothers.
Without this openness, he is condemned to remain in the worlds of fear, ignorance, violence, to suffer from lack, to dry up lack, to dry up osus the blazing sun.