and dissatisfied, trapped in the prism of our own inner
obsessions, many of us view the world and our fellow beings
as something foreign, alien, and often threatening.
And yet! In our
lives many of us do catch — however
briefly — glimpses of a different, more meaningful
connection, a freedom from our normal confinement, something
deeper and purer.
This glimpse leaves
us with a longing to develop and strengthen what the
Dalai Lama calls "the