When my son was very little and didn’t have much awareness about his surroundings, he wasn’t afraid of going to the doctor. That was before the age of, say, one. This is not to say that in his first twelve months of life he wasn’t feeling scared in certain environments or of certain people – … More When sadness strikes out of the blue: or how to deal with a case of the pre-emptive blues
Everything is happening on the surface of things. But wisdom knows how to look underneath it, to see the full truth and the essence. Cultivating wisdom, then, means never-minding appearances and looking underneath.