Monday, October 24, 2005

Quotable | Present Moment

open quoteWhen we are mired in the relative world, never lifting our gaze to the mystery, our life is stunted, incomplete; we are filled with yearning for that paradise that is lost when, as young children, we replace with words and ideas and abstractions -- such as merit, such as past, present and future -- our direct, spontaneous experience of the thing itself, in the beauty and precision of this present moment.

-- Peter Matthiessen, Author (both fiction and non-fiction) and ordained Buddhist Priest. Here is a NY Times summary of articles and book reviews.

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