First off: I was accepted for sesshin! Seven days beginning this Saturday. I am excited and trepidatious. I don’t have much more to say about that, though.
Buddhism doesn’t promise to fulfill our desires. Instead, it says, ‘You feel unfulfilled? That’s okay. That’s normal. Everybody feels unfulfilled. You will always feel unfulfilled. There is no problem with feeling unfulfilled. In fact, if you learn to see it the right way, that very lack of fulfillment is the greatest thing you can ever experience.’ This is the realistic outlook.”
“There is no problem with feeling unfulfilled” is up there with “everything changes,” isn’t it?