It’s challenging to stay in a bad mood in the face of your Zen calendar.

Zen thought of the day:
“The whole essence of Zen consists in walking along the razor’s edge of Now– to be so utterly, so completely present that no problem, no suffering, nothing that is not who you are in your essence, can survive in you. In the Now, in the absence of Time, all your problems dissolve. Suffering needs time; it cannot survive in the Now.”

And then you try to say “shut the fuck up, Zen calendar. You don’t know my life.”

But how ridiculous is that, in the moment, to talk to a calendar that’s just sitting there calling you out on your bullshit. It’s existence a reminder that nothing is really wrong, nothing is really “bad” unless you choose it to be. You can accept that things will not always go the way you want and be all knotted up about it, or let go.. even if that means you are spending the day realizing you’ve got your fists clenched and you have to LET GO over and over again every moment. In those moments, you let go. There isn’t suffering, just release and acceptance. Zen is staying so present that that moment of acceptance, the moment of Now lasts forever.

I’m fucking trying, Zen calendar. You don’t know my life.