I meditate because evolution gave me a big brain, but it didn’t come with an instruction manual. I meditate because life is too short and sitting slows it down. I meditate because life is too long and I need an occasional break…I meditate because it’s such a relief to spend time ignoring myself…I meditate because I’m building myself a bigger and better perspective, and occasionally I need to add a new window.
—, Wes Nisker - "Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again" (via abiding-in-peace)
Wherever there is a poetical action, a religious aspiration, a heroic thought, a union of the nature within man and the Nature without, there is Zen.
All of us are watchers—of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway—but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing.
—Peter M. Leschak