Am I as old as this and still getting cranky?
Observe yourself when something goes wrong. Right in the first moment that it happens.
(If you can do that, it’s going very well.)
Mommy: “And what did you learn at school today?”
Johnny: “I was taught to expect the unexpected.”
Keep this principle uppermost: What happens is relatively unimportant. How we respond to what happens is absolutely important.
Life is a series of surprises. That is where reality lies—in the unexpected and the unpredictable. We are not in control. We are being written, played, blown across the sky.
One thing we do control: Our response to what happens. Men who have no knowledge of this truth look for enemies. They look for someone to blame.
Two ways to meditate. Female way: Sit down, watch your thoughts. Male way: Witness your response to what happens as it happens. Man as orphan. No past, no future, nailed into Now-ness.