People try to change themselves. “If only I could only change. If I could be a different person, then everything would be okay.” What’s the difference between that and thinking if you had a new stereo, you would be okay? Or if you had the right automobile of the right color and the right make and the right model? Our practice is to appreciate who we are, rather than to become somebody who we are not.
This ignorant, deluded self, just as it is, is no other than the enlightened self. If you can appreciate that, then this practice is a simple matter.
from Zen in the Workplace, by Gerry Shishin Wick