The following quote is taken from 'Heart Advice, Weekly Quotes From Pema Chodron'.
OPENING TO THE MIRACLE
"Meditation begins to open up your life, so that you are not caught in self-concern,
just wanting life to go your way.
In that case you no longer realize that you're standing in the center of the world,
that you're in the middle of a sacred circle,
because you're so concerned with your worries,
pains, limitations, desires, and fears that you are blind to the beauty of existence.
All you feel by being caught up like this is misery, as well as
enormous resentment about life in general.
How strange! Life is such a miracle, and a lot of the time we feel only resentment
about how it's all working out for us."