A group of tourists is sitting in a bus.  They’re passing through the most gorgeous countryside.  the drapes are drawn in the bus, so nobody sees a thing.  And what do you think the people inside are doing?  They’re fast asleep, some of them, and others are quarrelling about who’s the best dressed woman on the bus.  Who’s the guy who’s sitting in the best seat on the bus?  And so it goes on to the journey’s end.  None of them has seen anything of this gorgeous countryside.

Source | Anthony de Mello, Rediscovering Life. Page 123.


Very few people actually live because very few people actually see! Many go through the amazing and magnificent countryside called “life” with the drapes drawn, yawning at life, never curious and enthused, wasting time instead on non consequential peripherals!