Don’t be distracted by the noise

To hear a whisper, we have to be very quiet.

And to see intimately, we need to be still and right up close. And probably at ground level.

We can’t do either if we are rushing around trying to save the world (or ourselves). And to be honest, our success rate isn’t very high.

Perhaps we now require a different orientation.

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.

+ William Blake, Auguries of Innocence