• Charles Cherney

123: Without the Complaints



This quote is from Being Zen (2003) by Ezra Bayda. Bayda is a Zen Buddhist and a member of the Ordinary Mind Zen School. The author of seven books, his prose is always super clear. He has a way of making every word count.


Right now I have a client who is considering firing me.


Time for me to take a deep breath.


And exhale.


Life is what it is.

Embrace it.

Take the ride without the complaints.

Surrender.


I have let this client know my value and reviewed with them our success together to date.

My commitment to excellence from the beginning has been unceasing and remains intact.


So, we shall see what happens.

The key is for me to take the ride without the complaints.

No self-pity.

No fear.


Self awareness allows for surrender.