"When we sit down to meditate, we can connect with something unconditional - a state of mind, a basic enviornment that does not grasp or reject anything. Meditation is probably the only activity that doesn't add anything to the picture. Everything is allowed to come and go without further embellishment. Meditation is a totally nonviolent, nonaggressive occupation. Not filling the space, allowing for the possibility of connecting with unconditional openness - this provides the basis for real change."
- Pema Chodron