Chop Wood, Carry Water

There is an old Zen saying: “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” In other words, we still live life, and face its many challenges. However, we live it from a higher perspective and with a different attitude. As we heal our thoughts, the challenges in life become less daunting, and we are more able to rise above them with an ease we didn’t know before.

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