"Practice living every moment of your daily life deeply and in
freedom. If that's what you really want, then what you need to do is let go of
pursuing the past, the future, and all your worries, and come back to the
"Using your intelligence and your compassion, you'll be able to
find your way out of any difficulty that arises in daily life. This gives you
greater confidence in your own capability, making you even more solid."
"Mind is the forerunner of all actions. All deeds are led by mind,
created by mind. If one speaks or acts with a corrupt mind, suffering follows.
If one speaks or acts with a serene mind, happiness follows."
"Somewhere we've developed the misconception that poetry is
self-expression, and that meditation is going inward. Actually, poetry has
nothing to do with self-expression, it is the way to be free, finally, of
self-expression, to go much deeper than that. And meditation is not a form of
thought or reflection, it is a looking at or an awareness of what is there,
equally inside and outside, and then it doesn't make sense anymore to mention
inside or outside."
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