Some of us get lost in the forest, the “big picture.” Others of us get lost in the trees, “the details.” Both are full of intricacies, nuance, vividness: life. And still others of us try to peer around what is directly in front of us to see what we anticipate seeing - the play on the stage, not the large hat on the person seated in front of us! Or our preconceived picture of a stranger we have just been introduced to. Meanwhile, the Real is within view, touch, smell every moment.
Contemplate the wonders of creation, the divine dimension of their being,
not as a dim configuration that is presented to you from the distance,
but as the reality in which you live.
R. Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935)