From William Stafford, A Ritual to Read to Each Other:
If you don’t know the kind of person I am
And I don’t know the kind of person you are
a pattern that others made may prevail in the world
and following the wrong god home we may miss our star.
For there is many a small betrayal in the mind….
Seeing a person free of everything we thought of him or her is a most extraordinary event. Things become luminous. We realize our common nature of no-nature. This is seeing from the heart – compassion.
Katherine Thanas, The Truth of This Life