Koan #16

Immersed in water,
you stretch out
your hands for a drink.

We are surrounded by all that we need and we could ever wish for, but, that, we are not conscious of. We are seeking continuously and desperately for something or someone out of dissatisfaction with our so-called ordinary lives.

But if we cannot appreciate the wonder of simply being alive, we will never be truly content in this transitory world.