When frustration and restlessness arise, ask: What am I wanting now? What is wrong with what I have? Be completely where you are at this moment, and with what you have at present. We rarely experience what is before us now, as we start wanting something more or better, something that will make our lives seem worthwhile.

A wonderful remedy for persistent restlessness is to say, "This suffices." This is from a Tibetan teaching offered by Tulku Thondup. Whatever is given to you, look at it and say, "This suffices." This is a practice of welcoming all that life offers. It is a way of calming the ravenous being inside us that refuses to accept what is given and be satisfied. Another way of saying this is, "Thy will be done." Or, "Thank you."

Brenda Shoshanna in Zen Miracles