The most important person in your life is whoever you are with at any given time, including yourself. The most important thing is to serve them. The most important time is right now.
Attributed to Tolstoy
Zen is a way of living. According to Zen teachings, meaningful growth happens when you focus 100 per cent on what you do at any given time. If you are splitting firewood, make sure you pick the logs with the correct dryness. Make sure the axe matches the size of the firewood. Make sure the axe is sharpened. Make sure the log is placed in a manner such that it does not slip. Make sure you position yourself so that the axe is not too close to cause harm and not too far to lose the impact of hitting the log. Make ...