A tree flowers–tiny buds at the end of twigs, extensions from branches and the great trunk projecting out of the ground. Where did the flowers come from–the twig, the branch, the trunk? Unseen beneath the ground are the deep and wide roots, feeding all that is above, all that can be seen. The trunk, the branches, and flowers are extensions of these unseen roots.
Here is a friend sitting before you, twinkling love projecting from their eyes. Eyes balancing within their face, eye sockets, head, the projection above their spine, growing above their pelvis, legs and feet. Where did their eyes come from–the skull, the spine, the feet? Unseen beyond that which can be seen is the ocean of Qi from which we emerge. Rising as a single wave for a time, collapsing back into it at our end. These eyes and the love beaming from them are extensions of the unseen ocean of Qi.