Keep your heart clear and transparent, and you will never be bound. A single disturbed thought creates ten thousand distractions.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
We say, “where does it go?,”
but wherever you go,
there is the dynamic stream of change.
That is the answer.
“Where does it go?” is the answer.
Where does it go?
Many of us are slaves to our minds. Our own mind is our worst enemy. We try to focus, and our mind wanders off. We try to keep stress at bay, but anxiety keeps us awake at night. We try to be good to the people we love, but then we forget them and put ourselves first. And when we want to change our life, we dive into spiritual practice and expect quick results, only to lose focus after the honeymoon has worn off. We return to our state of bewilderment. We’re left feeling helpless and discouraged. It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our minds?
Mountain is mountain and earth is earth.
You shouldn’t say anything extra.
You should not put any extra fancy decoration.
Mountain is mountain. That’s all.
Calmness of mind is beyond the end of your exhalation, so if you exhale smoothly, without trying to exhale, you are entering into the complete perfect calmness of your mind.
The whole purpose of engaging in the practice of patience is to become stronger in mind, stronger in heart.
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Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
What is healing, but a shift in perspective?