Quote of the Day: MEDITATION

December 1, 2022


The purpose of meditation practice is not enlightenment; it is to pay attention even at unextraordinary times, to be of the present, nothing-but-the-present, to bear this mindfulness of now into each event of ordinary life. To be anywhere else is “to paint eyeballs on chaos” [to quote Dogen Zenji].

— Peter Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard

photo by Subhankar Banerjee

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