Don’t look to others

Every person has a vocation to be someone:

but he must understand clearly that in order to fulfill this vocation

he can only be one person: himself.

Thomas Merton

Master Rinzai said ‘Place no head above your own’.

That is, to look outside of ourselves for true peace and satisfaction is hopeless.

Charlotte Joko Beck, Everyday Zen

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