"A person who falls on earth, stumbling on a stone, will stand up
by means of the same earth they fell on. You complain because you
think earth is the problem, having caused your fall. Without the
earth, you wouldn't fall, but you wouldn't stand up either. Falling
and standing up are both great aids given to you by the earth.
Because of mother earth you can continue your practice. You are
practicing in the zendo of the great earth, which is the problem.
Problems are actually your zendo." (zendo=place of meditation)
"In reflecting on our problems, we should include ourselves."
"In [meditation] leave your front door and back door open. Let
thoughts come and go. Just don't serve them tea."
-- Quotes by Shunryu Suzuki in 'Crooked Cucumber'