I found these words in Anthony de Mello’s wonderful little book, “Awareness.”
“Everything becomes beautiful when you change. Or you look at the trees and the mountains through windows that are wet with rain from a storm, and everything looks blurred and shapeless. You want to go right out there and change those trees, change those mountains. Wait a minute, lets examine your window. When the storm ceases and the rain stops, and you look out the window, you say, ‘Well, how different everything looks.’
There’s no doubt we see people and things not as they are, but as we are. It’s our own windows that always need to be examined.