Those words have always helped me when my expectations (delusions) don't quite stack up with reality. I've been trying to live my life in such a way that I take what is given rather than pine over what is not.

I heard someone say that reality is a brick wall and Zen is the simple act of learning to stop bashing into it. The more I practice Zazen, the more I remember that the world is as it should be. Every moment is perfect just as it is. It's only natural that some moments will be happy and some will be sad, but each has worth--- I shouldn't run from one or lust after another.

I don't suppose this post has any real questions or any real point, but I'm okay with that.