Attention Means Attention

Here are more Weekly Words of Wisdom from Lama Surya Das.

Today we hear from Zen Master Charlotte Joko Beck. Unfortunately, she died last June and I was deeply saddened by her passing.

She was an American Zen teacher and the author of Everyday Zen: Love and Work and Nothing Special: Living Zen.

Whenever her writings appeared in the Buddhist magazines, I was eager to read them and learn what she had to say.

There is nothing other than
this present moment;

there is no past,

there is no future;

there is nothing but this.

So when we don’t pay attention to each little this, we miss the whole thing.”


– Charlotte Joko Beck,

“Attention Means Attention”




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