Reclaiming our relationship with things
Eckhart Tolle: Underneath the surface appearances, everything is not only connected with everything else, but also with the Source of all life out of which it came. Even a stone, and more easily a flower
or a bird, could show you the way back to God, to the Source, to yourself. When you look at it or hold it and let it be without imposing a word or mental label on it, a sense of awe, of wonder, arises within you. Its essence silently communicates itself to you and reflects your own essence back to you. This is what great artists sense and succeed in conveying in their art. Van Gogh didn't say: "That's just an old chair." He looked, and looked, and looked. He sensed the Being-ness of the chair. Then he sat
in front of the canvas and took up the brush.