Today marks the start of Advent – the start of a new year in the Christian Calendar, this year occurring between the shopping festivals of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Two different views of what makes us happy. One feeds the ever wanting heart, which sees only what can be bought. The other feeds, as a friend reminded me yesterday, that part of us which cannot be seen, that which is hidden:
If your soul is un-wanting, you will see what is hidden.
The ever-wanting soul is forever chasing
only what it wants.
Lau Tzu, Tao Te Ching