Delicate shiftings

Before, he had only really thought of his sense of hearing as something purely practical, to help him detect food and avoid enemies, but during this time it became a conduit through which he was able to receive and understand the delicate shiftings of the world.

Ahn Do-hyeon
The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher

How will our troubled humankind find the wherewithal to get back upriver? Only, I believe, when we take the counter-intuitive route, or conduit, of deeply contemplative and compassionate listening. Less condemnation and brutish retaliation. Deeper receiving and understanding.  More delicate shiftings … all the way home.