On the other hand, we have people who sometimes see something shiny. It catches their eye. They know it’s valuable, and they will pick it up, but they don't know why. It’s shiny to them, that’s all they care about.
But when their possession doesn't give them what they want, they toss it back, deciding it was, in fact, just some selfish little rock.
And finally, there exists people who will want to know more about what they are holding.
These people will turn it over in their hands and investigate, they will study it, they grow to love it, they find out why it shines, and they come to know why it is valuable.
These people find the meaning in the rock.
Through this understanding, they allow what shines to be itself, to be free. But, inevitably, the wind will take it away from them. Because these people, paradoxically, cannot bring themselves to own what they see as free.
For these people, this loss is not sad.
These people know they stand in a luminous field. They knew what was valuable in that rock. And therefore, they see in everything something that shines.
The Journey Continues