This collection is a good way to gain access to zen writing and writers. I have found it both inspirational and practical. The readings beg you to think and then to apply them to situations each of us encounter every day. I also highly recommend "Open Your Mind, Open Your Life: A Little Book of Eastern Wisdom" by Taro Gold. Excellent!
Very thoughtful collection of quotes and stories. Kept on my desk, the book is opened when a reflective break is needed from the stress of daily life. These short reminders are effective guideposts on a subject that is evasive and impossible to learn through book learning. I highly recommend it.