A friend’s son was in the first grade of school, and his teacher asked the class, “What is the color of apples?” Most of the children answered red. A few said green. Kevin, my friend’s son, raised his hand and said white. The teacher tried to explain that apples could be red, green, or sometimes golden, but never white.
Kevin was quite insistent and finally said, “Look inside.”
Perception without mindfulness keeps us on the surface
of things, and we often miss other levels of reality.
~~ Joseph Goldstein ~~~