- Chinese landscape paintings often include tiny figures - as if to emphasize the grandeur of nature, of which humankind is one small part. Think of the world in these terms, as larger in scale than the human. This is a healthy corrective to the commonplace view that people own the land, which exists to serve their purposes. Think big and live small.
- Know you are breathing in. Know you are breathing out. Be aware of a judgment thought within you. Look deeply at it and its elements. Smile with compassion at the suffering these elements have caused. Dwell in the present moment.
- There is good and bad, and that is good. There is perfect and imperfection, and that is perfect. (T'ao-Shan)