No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
But I'll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything.
Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.
We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
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