Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 04/21/2014

Appreciating One’s Circumstance

Flying home tonight and, as usual, there is the attendant anxiety about flying along with a desire to get back into the thick of it and “fix” all of the problems that have occurred in my absence. I have taken the opportunity to practice more since I have been here and am grateful for that. I am also grateful for having been able to see my children enjoy themselves. And, yet, there is a sense of dissatisfaction and dis-ease that hangs over all of it. How does one avert to contentment and reflect on the preciousness of one’s circumstance in such a situation? How do I begin to be at home in any moment rather than always readying myself to jump to the next branch?

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