Sunday, November 05, 2006

Detach From the Plan

Plans are useless, but planning is invaluable.
- Winston Churchill

"We easily confuse plans with planning, dreams with dreaming, and love with loving. The wisdom of what Churchill says is that we live like hungry fisherman: sewing and casting our nets, though we never really know what they will catch, never really know what will feed us until it is brought aboard. So, as Buddhists say, to be a good fisherman you must detach yourself from the dream of the fish. This makes whatever is caught or found a treasure. "

- The Book of Awakening, Mark Nepo

1 comment:

JustRun said...

I agree. As long as you're not a "fish person" and settling for minnows. :)