the wondrous path of difficulties
"if you can sit quietly after difficult news, if in financial downturns you remain perfectly calm, if you can see your neighbors travel to fantastic places without a twinge of jealousy, if you can happily eat whatever is put on your plate and fall asleep after a day of running around without a drink or a pill, if you can always find contentment just where you are, you are probably a dog."
not that there's anything wrong with being a dog...
but in my zen practice i so often get caught up in how i think i should be feeling rather than how i am feeling. and it is nice to remember that i am human, and these things are inevitable. it's a great article, by the way.