Sometimes, the world becomes a nuisance, and the path of meditation becomes more of a nuisance as well. The whole journey is just driving us crazy—such a nuisance, such a problem. That's where the need for bravery comes in. If we can be brave, we will be able to see how phenomena work. That is to say, we will really see how phenomena work, rather than having an intellectual or case-history of understanding phenomena. We will see how phenomena work, how the world works, how things operate in our lives. At that point, experience becomes very penetrating.
Condensed from "Wise Fool," in True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art, page 97.