Place yourself into the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which flows into your life. Then, without effort, you are impelled to truth and to perfect contentment.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love Emerson’s suggestion. There are many ways to place oneself into the stream. Yesterday, I did so while painting the inside of a house. Most days, I do so through meditation. And I am deeply content. Even while waiting for insurance authorization of my radiation treatments. Even while bone weary from painting. When I remember that I’m in the stream, as a Zen Buddhist monk once said to me, “I don’t get disturbed.”