the beauty and precision of this present moment

When we are mired in the relative world, never lifting our gaze to the mystery, our life is stunted, incomplete; we are filled with yearning for that paradise that is lost when, as young children, we replace with words and ideas and abstractions–such as merit, such as past, present and future–our direct, spontaneous experience of the thing itself, in the beauty and precision of this present moment.
~ Peter Matthiessen

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