Robert Pirsig died this week at the ripe old age of 88. He was most famous for writing “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”, which was published in 1974, and was inspired by a cross country motorcycle trip he took in 1968. I don’t typically eulogize people but that book was one of the very first I read in my 20s that opened my eyes to a whole new world of philosophical thinking. There is one Pirsig quote that’s stuck with me forever. It’s a reminder that there is nothing OUT there because you are everywhere you go.
“The only zen you find on top of the mountain is the zen you bring up there.”