Tuesday, January 11 2011
June 23, 1972
I don't think you can ever convince anyone who does not have the imagination or desire to see beyond personal experience. You could show an airplane to a primitive and he would explain it away according to his own beliefs as either the work of a god or a devil.
February 17, 1976
Our awakening can be compared to the opening of a spring thorn-flower, with the bud of empathy first unfolding within the protective sheath of innocence. But once this sheath is pierced, bristles erect to protect the sensitive, still sleeping blossom. One by one the protective bristles of guardedness must be folded under and rendered harmless. Until at last the full flower appears, unafraid to be, unafraid to love. Offering its essence, the nectar of unconditional love.