Try this yourself when your neighbors are fighting or cheering, or the party down the block is busting out, or even when helicopters sound as mad as the dogs. When you hear the shouts and howls around you, imagine yourself as Kanzeon, who hears the cries of the world. You are to the howling dog as Kanzeon is to you: a being of enormous compassion and inconceivable powers. Hear those cries in pity. Think of Kanzeon inside you to give you patience. Cry out to Kanzeon, and you can bear the listening you have to do yourself.— Franz Metcalf in Just Add Buddha!