Global Images Contest 2009-2010

The Inward Eye


While hurrying along the streets of Kyoto, you will find Tenryu-Ji Temple hidden amongst city blocks. As you enter, the sounds of cars, pedestrians calling to each other and everything else fade away. Worries about the time, your next meeting and the work you have left to do melt away. All that is left is a sense of calm. You are surrounded by rolls of scripture, centuries of knowledge amassed by previous generations?yet there are no answers here, only questions. It is you who must look inside yourself to find the answer. Until you fully understand your own nature, the larger picture will remain obscured.

Karen Comeau