The reason we want to go on and on is because we live in an impoverished present.
But we try to pretend, you see, that the external world exists altogether independently of us.
The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
And although our bodies are bounded with skin, and we can differentiate between outside and inside, they cannot exist except in a certain kind of natural environment.
In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.
Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.
But at any rate, the point is that God is what nobody admits to being, and everybody really is.
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.