Acceptance

In human life, if you feel that you have made a mistake, you don’t try to undo the past or the present, but you just accept where you are and work from there. Tremendous openness as to where you are is necessary. 


—Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, “Your Life is Your Practice”

Gratitude 

I am grateful for so much in my life. I have a wonderful wife, a place to call home, a decent job and a fantastic family.  Sometimes it’s difficult to see all the good there is in one’s life when things get rough, but if you look at things the right way one can see that the good is still present, partially obscured by whatever badness has taken center stage.