I have read that,
babies are born near-sighted
and they can only see the distance
from Mama's arms to her face.
As they grow, their vision will usually sharpen
and they will see things in the distance that they never knew existed.
For some reason, that tendency to look at what is nearest becomes a habit with us in life.
When things get interesting, we focus right in to what we are doing and barely look up.
...usually to see what we think is the answer to our problem.
And we begin to ponder this new thing
that is out of reach for us.
This thing that is not allowed for us.
What is perhaps dangerous for us.
If we could find a way out there,
we might go,
but One wiser than ourselves
has kept us safely inside.
And so we divert ourselves
by watching what is happening out there.
so we don't have to think about
what is in us.
while looking up and out from our inside place, we miss what is beautiful and good.
What has been given to us inside where we are allowed to be.
It is backlit by our diverted attention of
and so this inside gift is darkened...
and we can't clearly see exactly what it is that has been placed right in front of us.