We don’t teach meditation to the young monks. They are not ready for it until they stop slamming doors.
Thich Nhat Hanhto Thomas Merton in 1966
I love this!
I've always thought of meditation as a way to get myself to stop slamming doors. Perhaps I have it backwards.
I'm much better than I used to be at holding onto myself. I do still have my moments, as those who know me can attest.
Note to self: Daily practice = stop slamming doors.