The Living Koan

"Remember where living koans come from. They are not born in books. They begin as someone's living, vital doubt. Instead of endlessly reading and ruminating over somebody else's traditional koans, discover – uncover – your own living koan: that ultimate doubt that sticks in your gut. Then answer it through your life. No need to imitate anyone else. Just get to the very bottom of your "self." Your own living koan can be the way."