James: As we continue the practice of meditation, we liberate energy otherwise lost to consternation, furtive thinking patterns or behaviours. What once might have disappeared into friction is used to improve our view. Trees get a deeper green, the sparrow song that calls from them, a note sweeter. Friendships too. As discrimination improves, everything becomes more precious and alive. Nothing is familiar. Tricks become treats, what was ordinary takes flight towards the sacred, and we realize we were in a house of spirits this whole time. For the sit, with the veil at its thinnest, we will open the eyes of our mind as wide as we can, then we will bow.