The great teachings unanimously emphasize that all the peace, wisdom, and joy
in the universe are already within us; we don't have to gain, develop, or attain them.
We're like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight. We don't need
to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and
realize what is already here, who we really are.
a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and,
above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world.
Bring me then the plant that points to those bright Lucidites swirling up from the earth,
And life itself exhaling that central breath! Bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light