I have posted this before but, like most of our practice, it is something we need to remember, or be mindful of. At times we fall into the trap of complaining, causing suffering for ourselves or others:
We often ask, ‘what’s wrong?’ Doing so, we invite painful seeds of sorrow to come up and manifest. We feel suffering, anger, and depression, and produce more such seeds. We would be much happier if we tried to stay in touch with the healthy, joyful seeds inside of us and around us. We should learn to ask, ‘what’s not wrong?’ and be in touch with that.
Thich Nhat Hahn
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