Like a tree with its roots buried in the ground and its branches raised towards the sky, we live in two worlds. If we are to survive and grow both are necessary for us. Learning how to use our senses brings us a feeling of oneness with the material world.
Our appreciation of our sense life needs to be deepened, especially if we have partially forgotten the joys that a sensual awareness of the world brings for us. Many of us have forgotten how to see, hear or feel with attention. The more alive we are to our senses, the more clearly we become a part of the world around ourselves.
Learning how to develop a sense of faith and hope teach us about a God who is not only in the world, but also infinitely beyond it. In discovering the transcendent God, we discover more deeply the part of ourselves that transcends the material world. We live in two worlds: one visible, the other invisible. For the wise person the experiences of the two worlds meet and sometimes they seem to become one.