To discover your real questions, simply take a time-out. Stop looking ahead of yourself at where you’re going or backward at where you’ve been. When you do stop, there’s a sense of going nowhere. There’s a sense of gap, which is a tremendous relief. You can simply breathe and be who you are. At the same time, there is a basic sense of “what?” Maybe that’s your first real question. Just be there with that “what?” with an open mind. That “what?” is like an open door. Something will come through it. It may be an answer or another question. You don’t have to do anything but be there to meet it.
from the book Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom
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Further quotes from the book Rebel Buddha:
- Clearly seeing what is truth and what is illusion
- Personal verification
- Meeting the Buddha
- Extending our compassion to ourselves
- This daring heart
- The utter simplicity of the Buddha’s message