There's a koan about picking and choosing. I'm not going to try and pretend to understand all it's implications for this path I walk. But one way it raises my awareness about this life I lead is in letting go of opinions about a particular situation and letting it be what it will be. This is not to say my emotions don't kick in and kick me around a bit before I raise my heart/mind above those emotions and see them for what they are: my ego, my attaching, my conditioning, my aversions...my, my, my!!!!