You cannot have a Cedar of Lebanon, a 400- or 500-year old tree, rising so high in the sky, with small roots—it will fall down immediately. Life needs a balance between the depth and the height; I teach you both simultaneously.
In your entering to the Center in meditation, you are growing your roots deeper into the Cosmos. And bringing the Buddha out from the hidden center is bringing your fragrance, bringing your grace, bringing your ecstasy, higher, where it can blossom into the sky.
Your ecstasy is a movement toward the height, and your meditation is a movement towards the depth, and once you have both, your life becomes a celebration.
THAT IS MY WORK: TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE FROM A SAD AFFAIR INTO A CELEBRATION!"
From: Zen Fire, Zen Wind, Chapter 5