One of the best things a man can bring into the world with him is a natural humility of spirit. About the next best thing he can bring, and they usually go together, is an appreciative spirit — a loving and susceptible heart.*
Here is my Secret. It’s quite simple. One see clearly with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.**
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
It’s not that we do or don’t see with the heart;
We’re all learning.
*From Maria Popova’s The Marginalian: Cosmic Consolation for Human Hardship: The Great Naturalist John Burroughs on How to Live with Life;
**Austin Kleon’s blog: How to draw what is invisible.