We Are Our Own Blessing


There is so much to be thankful for in the sounds, sights, tastes and textures of nature. It reminds me of the Stoic philosopher Seneca, who would instruct his pupils to imagine losing one their senses as a meditation in perspective. Close your eyes from time to time and simulate the experience of blindness. When you open them you will be confronted with an astonishing diversity of visualization. This experience reveals to us the miracle of sight. For to be spiritually watchful means to bear witness to our own physical blessing. Perhaps, Clare of Assisi said it best when she taught us to “Place our mind in the mirror of eternity and our heart in the figure of divine substance.”


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