Letting Go of Travel Fatigue
The Master opened the gate and welcomed him, explaining that afternoon tea was just about to be served, and he invited the young man to join the monks. The American told the Master about his travel ordeals. He explained that he hadn’t slept for a couple of days and asked to be excused from tea in order rest first.
The Master replied politely: “At this monastery, it is now time for tea. If you prefer, there is another monastery a couple of miles further down the road where you can rest at this time.”
--This story illustrates letting go of fatigue and personal desires and expectations in order to surrender to present moment activities and the wisdom of a beneficial discipline and practice.