Do your hearing
not with your ears
but with your mind.
Do your thinking
not with your mind
but with your soul.
Let the hearing stay with the ears.
Let the thinking stay with the mind.
But what, then, of the soul?
Let it become passively responsive to externals.
That negative state is a staying of the heart.
Consider a window…
Through it an empty room
becomes bright with scenery
but the landscape stays without.