zen moment #83

I think sometimes that I must learn to understand that in certain situations or with certain people, you can’t win no matter what you do. I think coming to that realization and knowing that I could, but won’t, drain or exhaust myself is a victory in itself.

I’m sure there’s some saying or koan about he who chooses not to fight or something, but all my books are at home. But thanks to that, in the span of a few moments I had gone from being the volcano about to erupt, to the calm lake that rests in its shadow. *sigh* 🙂

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  1. Jenifer says:

    I am possibly the most unenlightened Buddhist I know. the koans I practice are the man who became the deer, and the blind men describing the elephant. which is a perfect koan for today:

    do not assume you know the universe, because everyone has their own perspective.

    read snarkily: every bitch has to think he knows better than you, so just know what you know and let them look like the fools they are.

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