Deng Ming-Dao notes eight “special qualities” of people who internalize Taoism: simplicity, sensitivity, flexibility, independence and being focused, cultivated, disciplined, and joyous.
Zen is simply everyday life lived with awareness.
The obstacle is the path.
Sun is warm, grass is green… Zen is dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts.
Zen pretty much comes down to three things – everything changes; everything is connected; pay attention. —Jane Hirshfield
Once you’re facing in the right direction, all you need to do is put one foot forward.
The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
A bird’s sudden appearance is like a bell of mindfulness. They wake us up to the present moment.