Meditation is about seeing clearly the body that we have, the mind that we have, the domestic situation that we have, the job that we have, and the
people who are in our lives. It’s about seeing how we react to all these things. It’s seeing our emotions and thoughts just as they are right now, in this very moment, in this very room, on this
very seat. It’s about not trying to make them go away, not trying to become better than we are, but just seeing clearly with precision and gentleness…[We] work
with cultivating gentleness, innate precision, and the ability to let go of small-mindedness, learning how to open to our thoughts and emotions, to all the people we meet in our world, how to
open our minds and hearts.
Excerpt from "The Wisdom of No Escape"