zen buddhist nun

“Creativity and ego cannot go together. If you free yourself from the comparing and jealous mind, your creativity opens up endlessly. Just as water springs from a fountain, creativity springs from every moment. You must not be your own obstacle. You must not be owned by the environment you are in. You must own the environment, the phenomenal world around you. You must be able to freely move in and out of your mind. This is being free. There is no way you can’t open up your creativity. There is no ego to speak of. That is my belief.”
—Zen Buddhist nun, Jeong Kwan, CHEF’S TABLE, S03E01

“Creativity and ego cannot go together.
If you free yourself from the comparing and jealous mind, your creativity opens up endlessly.
Just as water springs from a fountain, creativity springs from every moment.”

Jeong Kwan, a Zen Buddhist nun who prepares temple food for her community at Baekyangsa Temple, South Korea
Chefs Table, Season three, episode one.