“Zen is about knowing this mind, which can only be found and expressed right here.

There’s no trail to this place. We’re already here. All of us. If it’s winter, one must have a mind of winter – indeed, one must be winter – to be here. That is, not thinking of spring, not longing for summer, for something that doesn’t exist now, here. This mind isn’t reaching for some other place.

And if it’s summer, one must have a mind of summer.

There is no other place. We’re forever here.”
Steve Hagen