“…a kind of interior blindness…”
The other day I was looking at a photo of Helen Keller and the thought suddenly came to me that not once in her life did she get to see what she looked like! She had no idea what hairstyle she was wearing, what colors looked like or whether or not her nose was larger than she might want. How fortunate we are that we can see which is something we most probably take for granted since we have seen all of our lives! At the same time to the extent that we are not reflective concerning our interior life then we share Ms. Keller’s experience of blindness. The difference between Helen and us is that her lack of exterior sight seems to have increased her understanding of her own heart!
I lived in a monastery with a fellow-monk named Brother Sergius with whom I shared a wonderful…
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