Monday, November 19, 2012

Non Toothache

Lying on my bed doing my pre-sleeping reflection (hee, the meditation for lazy people),  the wise words of Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh came to my mind.

"When we have a toothache, we know that not having a toothache is a wonderful thing. When we do not have a toothache, we do not appreciate our non toothache."

This is a tendency many of us are guilty of isn't it? Me too sometimes. :p.  When we are out of job, we would appreciate to have a job. When we have a job, we start having misgivings about certain aspects of our job. When we are alone, we appreciate the company of friends we enjoy being with. When we have their company, we start being critical of aspects of them we used to overlook, maybe a louder than usual way of talking, maybe a particular quirk, maybe for being late..

And perhaps it's simply the working of our human nature, something innate in us, that we constantly strive to seek for and expect more, better, greater.. What used to not matter, matters. What used to matters, doesn't matter.

I mustn't forget this is simply human nature. A dreamer who is not realistic is naive. hmm.. why do i feel a little ache. Think i should just go sleep. I think i think too much. heheh.