Koshin Paley Ellison

‘The regrets of the sick and elderly are almost never that they weren’t busy or didn’t achieve enough. No – it’s always “Did I love well?” “Did the people I loved know how much I loved them?” This is why the crux of doing good for others is loving action, which means to reach across the gap, without hesitation. Loving action has to begin with taking a real look at how we’re actually functioning in our relationships and start acting like our true selves and not as we want others to think of us.’ (Wholehearted)

I feel very grateful to have met many people over the years who are strong teachers and excellent human beings, and Koshin, who has been part of the Gen X sangha, is one of those. My room-mate picked up this book from the library, and I was glad to get to read his lessons.

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