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A favorite quote from the book, Zen Training alvin February 10, 2019 - 6:32am

This is a favorite quote from the book, Zen Training. Anyone who has ever meditated deeply at home, in the mountains, or on retreat has probably had these feelings.

By a lie a man throws away his dignity as a man

“By a lie a man throws away and, as it were, annihilates his dignity as a man. A man who himself does not believe what he tells another … has even less worth than if he were a mere thing … makes himself a mere deceptive appearance of man, not man himself.”

~ Immanuel Kant (via Dan Rather)

You become what you give your attention to

“You become what you give your attention to. If you yourself don’t choose what thoughts and images you expose yourself to, someone else will ... and their motives may not be the highest.”

~ Epictetus

Hemingway on breaking down his writing

“Since I had started to break down all my writing and get rid of all facility and try to make instead of describe, writing had been wonderful to do.”