"Everything we do plants seeds. Every action- even every thought- is a seed that sooner or later will bring some kind of fruit. If we act out of fear and sadness, anger and greed, then those are the seeds we are planting. We don't have to live in fear. The laws of karma are not a prison, they are the key to freedom. We have a choice about what we plant. We are planting the seeds, and we will reap the fruits. When we understand that what we do now has a tremendous effect not only on the rest of our day but the rest of our life, we can exercise some choice about how we greet every moment as it arises."
- Krishna Das, Chants of A Lifetime (2010: p. 226)