Sunday, March 13, 2011

Zen Stories # 13 - It will pass

A student went to his meditation teacher and said:

"My meditation is horrible! I feel so distracted, or my legs ache, or I'm constantly falling asleep.

It's just horrible!"

"It will pass," the teacher said matter-of-factly.

A week later, the student came back to his teacher.

"My meditation is wonderful! I feel so aware, so peaceful, so alive! It's just wonderful!'

"It will pass," the teacher replied matter-of-factly.

Zen principle: Everything is transitory. Change is the only constant.

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