I know that tolerance is not
always my personal strength. In Amsterdam, we chanced upon the Chinese Buddhist He Hua Temple, and were courteously greeted by a volunteer, who answered our questions, smilingly. On leaving, I picked up a tightly-rolled slip of paper from a container, a ‘dharma word’, and tucked it in my pocket. The gentle volunteer said that she found these words useful to meditate upon when she had a problem, as they usually led her to some resolution.
So simple. So challenging!
This little slip of paper will stay where I can see it.