Zen Soup

is the title of an excellent book by Laurence G. Boldt. As usual I'm going to quote from a few pages:
The words of truth are always paradoxical [Lao Tzu]
Water becomes clear through stillness.
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat. [Lily Tomlin]
Self-confidence is nothing special. It is the absence of self-consciousness, nothing more, nothing less.
The do, or art, of work is a matter of bringing awareness, grace, and excellence to the way we work.
The work will teach you how to do it. [Estonian Proverb]
It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem. [G. K. Chesterton]
Discipline is simply a matter of doing what we must, without wasting time or energy worrying whether or not we feel like it.
The word art comes from a Latin root meaning "to arrange". We can think of an artist in any field as a master arranger.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. [Epictetus]

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