An act of meditation is actually an act of faith–of faith in your spirit, in your own potential. Faith is the basis of meditation. Not of faith in something outside you–a metaphysical buddha, an unattainable ideal, or someone else’s words. The faith is in yourself, in your own “buddha-nature.” You too can be a buddha, an awakened being that lives and responds in a wise, creative, and compassionate way.
-Martine Batchelor, “Meditation for Life”
All beginnings require that you unlock a new door.
-Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav