The basic problem we seem to be facing is that we are too involved with trying to prove something, which is connected with paranoia and the feeling of poverty. When you are trying to prove or get something, you are not open anymore, you have to check everything, you have to arrange it "correctly." It is such a paranoid way to live and it does not prove anything.

Chogyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa, John Baker, editor, Marvin Casper, editor