Meditation Point #104

ktadmin Posted in A Zen Thing

Shake off this sadness, and recover your Spirit;
sluggish you will never see the wheel of fate
that brushes your heel as it turns going by,
the man who wants to live is the man in whom life is abundant.

– – Miguel de Unamuno

To often we let life get us down.  In our state of sadness we squander the time life has given us.  Imagine that you are given the last hot dog on the planet and instead of savoring it (and perhaps sharing it) instead you complained because you did not have any mustard!  What a waste!  Perhaps you have been blind your entire life and given the gift of sight for a day you complain that the Sun is to bright, instead of soaking in the beauty of a rose.

We are given these type of gifts every day but they are common to us so we take them for granted.  How foolish we are to shroud our Spirit in sadness instead of joy.  Spoiled, we loose sight of the gifts around us.  Every moment is a gift, how many moments have you wasted?  If you dwell on the answer to that question then you have learned nothing at all.