I owe my solitude to other people.
We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.
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.
You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.
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.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
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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