Four times, tonight in seminar, I was on the verge of tears.
In essence: "Words, no matter whether they are vocalized and made into sounds or remain unspoken as thoughts, can cast an almost hypnotic spell upon you. You easily lose yourself in them, become hypnotized into implicitly believing that when you have attached a word to something, you know what it is. The fact is: You don't know what it is. You have only covered up the mystery with a label. Everything, a bird, a tree, even a simple stone, and certainly a human being, is ultimately unknowable. This is because it has unfathomable depth. All we can perceive, experience, think about, is the surface layer of reality, less than the tip of an iceberg."
I don't know the words behind my feelings, but I will tell you what touched me:
1. The answer to this question: What is my spiritual priority?
2. The answer to this question: What am I?
3. This question: Is love the answer to breaking down barriers? Don't you need to break down barriers before you love?
4. I want to see the Redwoods. But I wonder, if I saw them, would I know them?