Why look for answers, my child,
among the people you meet?
Why believe there is fulfillment
in your narrow life of work?
Why sacrifice the gift of loneliness
to fill up the time with diversions?
Look inside every living thing you find.
Feel the energy of rocks and leaves,
hummingbirds and cactus.
Dwell for a moment in a single blade of grass.
Discover the secret of snowflakes.