I read in my meditation book recently, (The Book of Awakening, by Mark Nepo) that each of us is blind in various ways.
"A blind child, guided by his mother, admires the cherry blossoms.... - Kikakou
Fear causes us to be blind. and since to fear is very human, to be blind is unavoidable. If you fear tight
spaces, you are blind to the wonder of sudden solitude; if you fear heights, you are blind to the humility vast
perspective brings; if you fear spiders you are blind to the splendor and danger of webs.
Isn't this our challenge? We all struggle and fall in and out of relationships and in and out of the oneness of life. In the
movie "Shall we dance", Susan Saradon says that we get married in order to have a witness to our life. I say, we need each other to shed light on our blindness and the wholeness of life. We take turns being the blind child, the guiding light or even the blossom itself loving the other through the darkness, the trust, the experience until we know we are connected to each and every particle of life. We are not alone yet the fear of that itself causes blindness.
When I was young and exerting my independence my mom used to tell me over and over, "No man is an island." She
was right, we are not the island but the seeds that grow and create the synergy of its existence.
Shed light on the seed, let it fertilize and grow. To what are you blind?