"The mind doesn't see the essence;
only the heart sees the essence."
A contemplative mind,
a grateful heart,
a willing disposition,
an attentive outlook,
a reflective soul,
a compassionate response.
These are what we need to see the essence
of the alive.
Often the essence is obscured, buried, set aside, ignored.
Sometimes intentionally. Most times not.
All moments contain the essence.
Listen to it. Smell it. Taste it. Speak to it. Touch it.
May our day be blessed as we encounter the essence: love.