The dangers

February 24th 2013
People see and hear so many things that they are overloaded and become indifferent. They feel there is nothing more for them to learn: they allow their attention to drift, never focusing on anything, and nothing makes an impression on them. They think, ‘I know that… I’ve seen that… that too, and that…’ So they look without seeing, and they listen without hearing. Well, that’s habit! But there is nothing more pernicious than letting yourself be ruled by habit: it deadens you. On the contrary, you shouldn’t become habituated to anything, but rather consider ideas, beings and things with a fresh eye, pay renewed attention to them and observe and study them as if encountering them for the first time. Then you discover the connections between them, a light appears, and something of the life of the universe is revealed.