- To wake up means to free the mind of its habitual disease of uncontrolled thoughts.
- It is pointless to try to shape the world to fit our desires. We must transform our minds.
- Children, especially very young ones, can help us enter into beginner's mind - that state before concepts, conditioning, and defenses insulate us from experiencing directly. What we can do for children's spiritual life in the first five years is to allow their joyfulness to inspire us and encourage them to continue to expand their love and wonder.