‘The plain fact is that …

‘The plain fact is that the planet does not need more “successful” people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every shape and form. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these needs have little to do with success as our culture has defined it.’ (David Orr)

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  1. ‘Sincerity is something that just grows like grass grows if we do the practice. It is a movement from complexity to simplicity, from strategy to no strategy. Of course everyone begins practice and continues practice because we all want to be happy but the movement towards one hundred percent sincerity is the growing realisation that I can’t be completely happy if others are not. My work is not done.

    One of the points of practice we often remind ourselves of in the Ordinary Mind Zen School is practicing with resistance. It is resistance to life and resistance to practice that is the source of our suffering. But instead of criticizing ourselves for having it or letting it run our lives, we can bring mindfulness to the very experience of resistance itself.’

    (Geoff Dawson, ‘Why Practice?’)

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