A short story about seeing


The students had watched the master for a while before one was curious to know which form of meditation he practices every morning in his garden.

The master replied: "When I look carefully, I see the cherry tree in full bloom"

One of the students asked: "But why does one have to look carefully to see the cherry tree? The vibrant color of the beautiful blossoms are hard to overlook"

The master smiled and answered: "So that I really see the cherry tree and not my idea of it."

This short story is loosely based on a story by Anthony de Mello. Anthony de Mello was a Jesuit priest, public speaker, author and psychotherapist known for his storytelling (among many others.)