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Seeing with Beginners Sight

What kind of seeing should we do during this Lenten season? In Buddhism they talk about Beginner’s Mind. Perhaps we should work at Beginners Sight.

Whether seeing clouds or the vineyard - or both - it is a world of glory

Whether seeing clouds or the vineyard – or both – it is a world of glory

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.

– Betty Smith (There are certainly many Betty Smiths in the world – I’ll leave it up to the readers to discover which one she is.)

 

How Do I See the Beauty of Flowers?

This angel's trumpet flower requires little to tell of its gratefulness and God's wonder.

The beauty of the trumpet flower

Back to our Weekly Lenten theme of Sight.

Many people have never learned to see the beauty of flowers, especially those that grow unnoticed. For instance, when you walk outside and look down at your feet, you may see tiny flowers nestled in the moss and clover hiding under a curled fern. Most people just step on them. I paint them.
– Erika Just, Flowers

Proust on Truly Seeing

I have always appreciated this quote by Marcel Proust:

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

What surprises can I see in the landscapes before me?

What surprises can I see in the landscapes before me?

Meister Eckhart on Sight

On this 4th Sunday of Lent, we read how Jesus heals the man who had been born blind. So this week we will reflect on sight.

The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.

― Meister Eckhart, Sermons of Meister Eckhart

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