Man is pure when desireless, simple when fearless.
The virtues are an absence before they are a presence. Courage is the absence of fear, innocence of lust, humility of pride. And what is this purifying fecundity, this mothering absence? Love, actually.
Don’t get involved with your thoughts. Let them come. And let them go.
Sometimes joy displays itself in a burst of riotous theatricality. As, for example, in the gravity-defying hop of a “kinder” goat.
Sometimes I will invite a client to stand at the window of my office and watch the movement of traffic in the street below. We are not interested in where these vehicles have come from or who is driving them. We are just watching. Later on, the client can apply the same divine disinterest to the movement of his thoughts. Thoughts can survive anything except our indifference. Indifference is what purifies the mind.