We are one—not two, four or 8 billion. If I know myself, I know the world. If I help myself, I help the world.
In the movies, men are either running after something or running away from something. This is also true off-screen—chasing, chased. Non-stop movement is a morbid state. The remedial action is non-action: STOP.
Wanting change prevents change. Change happens when we stop wanting. The essential thing is to investigate wanting, to enter the home of insecurity and introduce yourself to the tenant.
A change on the inside produces change on the outside, in the world of form.
A change on the outside changes nothing in the world of the formless.
Change is not going from A to B. Change is clear seeing.
A desire for change is not change.
Discipline has nothing to do with subjugation, suppression or standing at attention. It does not mean replacing one pattern of behaviour with another. It means “to learn.”
We must be completely free in order to learn. Freedom begins with the realization of how trapped we are.
The least free are the most conventional.