“Stop looking where you are looking,
and look where you are.
What bounty! Love loving you just as you are.
Then, how does your life respond to that?
It is your lifetime.
This lifetime of attention is all we have.
Where is it being spent?”
I thought this was a particularly interesting quote, given recent discussions on places like Takuin’s blog. People talk of looking at the finger pointing (the teacher/teaching) rather than what the finger is pointing at.
Here, she observes one should stop looking ‘out there’ and just look ‘here’, “where you are”. It is saying the same thing but a little differently. Occasionally, that makes all the difference.