The eighth-century Chinese Zen master P'an-shan had his first satori (enlightenment-glimpse) while walking through a marketplace. He overheard a customer tell the butcher, "Cut me some of the good stuff"; the butcher replied, "Hey, take a look -- nothing but good stuff!" This was just the catalyst P'an-shan needed. He took a look, perhaps, at the ground, the sky, the people in their bustle of buying and selling . . . and everywhere he saw nothing but good stuff.

Dean Sluyter in Why the Chicken Crossed the Road and Other Hidden Enlightenment Teachings from the Buddha to Bebop to Mother Goose by Dean Sluyter


To Practice This Thought:
Take a walk during your lunch hour. Notice all the good stuff.