Zenkei's story is very touching. Thanks for sending it. My fights with my self are still ongoing. As I age and become wiser, the fights are less frequent and less fierce. I still notice that I have difficulty understanding how many republicans could think and act the way they do, but when I notice my present experience, I am more excepting of them and see my unity with them. When I am in the present moment I notice my noticing while I am noticing, and I notice more my unity with everyone and everything. I recently listened to the taped book: "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. It greatly helped me notice my present experience more often. When I notice what I desire, I notice that I desire less and I am more peaceful with myself and everyone and everything. Warm and kind regards to all readers.