What Does Wisdom See?
About two years ago, Nathaniel – our son – came into my office. I was typing away.
He said, “You know, you’re squinting, right?”
“Yep, you’ve been squinting more and more for the past year. Maybe it’s time to get your eyes examined and get a prescription for glasses that actually work.”
Ah, the wisdom of one’s children.
I did have some totally ineffective “readers” that sat unused in my desk drawer.
A year past. We were out at a restaurant and I was “reading” the menu.
“Still squinting, huh?”
That week I went to the optometrist. Handed me a prescription, the doctor said,
“I think you’ll be surprised when you put these on.”
I wasn’t surprised.
I was stunned.
“Everything is in High Def!” I exclaimed to Devi on our morning dog walk. “I can see every leaf on that tree!”
It’s stunning indeed to see clearly.
But there’s an even deeper, richer vision that is available when we see life without conditioning; when we see with wisdom. This dharma doodle provides a glimpse:
What do you see when you look at life with wisdom?
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