The following reflections come from Belden Lane:
"'In the point of rest at the center of our being,' says Hammerskjold, 'we encounter a world where all things are at rest . . . Then a tree becomes a mystery, a cloud of revelation.' But we won't arrive there so long as we have to label every cloud as altocumulus or cirrostratus, every tree as deciduous broadleaf or evergreen conifer. Our primary task is to be present to whatever is there before us. We don't have to pigeonhole it in our minds . . ."