Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara, from Most Intimate: A Zen Approach to Life's Challenges
"A Zen approach recognizes all the aspects of life, our ordinary daily life and our function in the world as householders, family members, parents, lovers, students, loners, as craftspeople, businesspeople, artists, and teachers. We can enter this path at any stage of life. In my community, young people under twenty are joining, as are new members well into their eighties. When the time is ripe, Zen is there for you. And it does not require giving up your responsibilities and commitments; rather, it teaches a way to enter into them fully."