- We think we have a separate identity, but if we examine it, we find that this identity depends entirely on an endless collection of things to prop it up (name, bio, family, home, job, friends, credit cards). It is on their fragile and changing support that we rely for the self's security.
- True meditation is making everything - coughing, swallowing, waving, movement and stillness, speaking and acting, good and evil, fame and shame, loss and gain, right and wrong - into one single koan. - Hakuin
- You will find yourself naturally moving away from situations like habits, leisure pursuits, people, and work environments that stress you. You will gravitate toward situations that support you in feeling calm and relaxed.