"Strangely I have found in my own life that it is only through a wintry spirituality that I am able to affirm summer and sunshine. A friend wrote me recently, “Winter reveals structure.” Only as the structure is firmly there are we able to dress it with the lovely trappings of spring, budding leaves, rosy blossoms. Winter is the quiet, fallow time when earth prepares for the rebirth of spring."
"Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while peeling potatoes. Zen is just peeling potatoes."
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."