A similar thought to that seen in the last two posts, but this time from the Western tradition, showing a corresponding understanding of the need to stay in the present moment and not in some thought about how an ideal life or an ideal day should be.
You seek perfection, but it lies in everything that happens to you.
Setbacks, actions and impulses are the mysteries under which God reveals himself to you.
He will never show himself in the shape of that exalted image to which you are attracted to.
Jean Pierre de Caussade, 1675 – 1751, a French jesuit, whose ideas Alan Watts compared to ones found in Zen Buddhism.