Monday, April 09, 2007

To Zen, Or Not To Zen

I complain to my friends.  Frequently.  Often it’s about being in exile from my homes, friends, career of choice, and so on.  It’s also about what I describe as a pointless, soul-desiccating job.

Today, I’m trying to spend the morning applying my Buddhist lessons to my situation and overcome the limitations I inherited from my Calvinist upbringing.

The job may not be the best, but it is work.  It pays the bills and gives me a sense of purpose.  It’s even something I do well, for which I should be happy.  My career of choice is still out there.  Even if every day I feel more and more left out of it and increasingly irrelevant, I may have the option to get back into it.  

The waiting is the hardest part.

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