About two years ago, Nathaniel—my 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,” he said. “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 “reading glasses” that sat unused in my desk drawer.
A year passed. We were out at a restaurant, and I was “reading” the menu.
“Still squinting, huh?”
That week, I went to the optometrist.
As he 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 my wife 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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Author: Eric Klein
Image: Unsplash/Mari Helin-Tuominen; author’s illustration
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