Sanity lies somewhere between the inhibitions of conventional morality and the looseness of the extreme impulse.
In fact, a person always finds when he begins to practice meditation that all sorts of problems are brought out. Any hidden aspects of your personality are brought out into the open, for the simple reason that for the first time you are allowing yourself to see your state of mind as it is.
We must continue to be open in the face of great opposition. No one is encouraging us to be open and still we must peel away the layers of the heart.
The point is not to convert anyone to our view, but rather to help people wake to their own view, their own sanity.
The challenge of warriorship is to live fully in the world as it is and to find within this world, with all its paradoxes, the essence of nowness. If we open our eyes, if we open our minds, if we open our hearts, we will find that this world is a magical place.
Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.