I am shuffling through papers and notes today. I come across:
The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is "Look under foot." You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.
- John Burroughs
I raise my hand; I take a book from the other side of the desk; I hear the boys playing ball outside my window; I see the clouds blown away by the neighboring woods - in all these I am practicing Zen, I am living Zen. No wordy discussion is necessary, nor any explanation.
I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector.
- William Stafford
We must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
- Indira Gandhi