"Pei owned a bird that he wanted to set free.
He opened its door but the bird did not move.
Wu Hsin told Pei a caged bird is not freed
merely by opening the door.
Until the desire arises to fly away,
the bird remains where it is,
preferring the known to the unknown."
- Wu Hsin
What drudgery it is to stick with our programmed ways of thinking, feeling and acting.
What freedom it is to realize that we are not our programming.
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."