And just look at what She has done with near infinite patience! We just need a sliver of that.
Don’t think about this too much. The task of noticing what is happening in real time, and allowing that knowledge to get successively deeper and wider, carries the mind toward less and less discomfort and regret. Just like that.
We all feel annoyed, frustrated and tired at times. But we discover, as Rumi points out, that as we stop weaving the threads of our own despair and boredom, the pattern improves.
Life unfolds, and we will meet it simply and clearly. A mind like this lives quite peacefully amidst changing and not-very-controllable circumstances.
I am continually amazed at the wonderful fruit of our simple practice of sitting on a cushion and tuning into our real-time lived experience, and tuning out the radio noise of the ego. The mind re-shapes itself into an instrument that is more harmonized with the flow of life.
Contentment follows. It’s so simple.