If we believe we see an oasis up ahead
or a snake on the ground and then someone
we trust tells us they are not real - trust
does not mean that we take them at their word.
It means we trust that their experiential understanding
is not only theirs – but somehow it is ours.
We trust that whatever they see we also have the
opportunity to see. And so this trust nudges us
to look closer at the ‘oasis’ and ‘snake’.
And as we look closer our eyes clear and the oasis is seen as a mirage and the snake as a rope -
it is only then that hope and fear effortlessly dissolve and what actually is now stands revealed.
It is all very simple. Instead of seeing things imagined, learn to see them as they are. When you can see everything as it is, you will also see yourself as you are. It is like cleansing a mirror. The same mirror that shows you the world as it is, will also show you your own face."