I fall in love once or twice a week, but I usually try not to bring anyone home.
When I first started learning Zen I didn’t understand the quote shown in this image, and I truly was a carpet to walk on. Then I woke up and thought, “You need to run your business. You need to find the middle way between accepting ‘just this’ and what you need to do to be successful at work.”
It would have been helpful if I had seen this quote then, but I didn’t know of Zen Master Seung Sahn at that time. I think this quote comes from one his books, either Only Don’t Know, or Dropping Ashes on the Buddha.
“As long as egocentricity persists, we cannot see existence in its pure form. The Zen student trains himself to eliminate his egocentric, individual ego, returning to a condition of absolute mental nakedness.”