“We easily confuse plans with planning, dreams with dreaming, and love with loving. The wisdom waiting within…is that we live like hungry fishermen: 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…Certainly, there are times we need to anticipate what is coming, and times we need to be spontaneous. But too much is made of choosing either way. Plans are kindling to every fire, and no two fires are the same. We just need their heat and light.”
Mark Nepo, in “The Book of Awakening”
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