Try looking at your mind as a wayward puppy that you are trying to paper train. You don’t drop-kick a puppy into the neighbor’s yard every time it piddles on the floor. You just keep bringing it back to the newspaper. So I keep trying gently to bring my mind back to what is really there to be seen, maybe to be seen and noted with a kind of reverence.
I’ve seen a fair bit of drop-kicking lately – people doing it to themselves and others. It really doesn’t accomplish as much as we think. I love this quote.