Student: The boat is sinking so fast all I have time to do is bail water.
Master: Perhaps you should let go of the boat and swim for a while.
Student: I’m good at getting things done when I’m angry.
Master: Like a tornado is really good at making wind when it’s stormy.
Student: I don’t understand.
Student: Every time I think I’ve become a better person, I have a setback.
Master: Two steps forward, one step back is still better than no movement at all.
Student: I overcomplicated it.
Master: You couldn’t have phrased that more simply.
Student: Am I tired or weak?
Master: Does it have to be one or another?
Student: I do not like the person I have become.
Master: Will you be that same person tomorrow?
Student: It is amazing how quickly a good day can go bad!
Master: With very little effort, the opposite is true too.
Student: Am I a good person?
Master: Who would know?
Student: I drive to work each day thinking of the numerous ways I failed my children.
Master: Yet you go to work every day.
Student: I’m fighting depression.
Master: You’d be happier putting your fight elsewhere.
Student: No one listens.
Student: I just want to be happy.
Master: A flower just wants a little sunshine.
Student: I hate my life.
Master: Can you choose a different one ?