Do you have a favorite "Buddhist" movie? Mine is the remarkable Romy & Michele's High School Reunion, starring Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino.
Romy & Michele are two happy, but not very bright, young women. Because they're rather simple-minded, life seems quite wonderful to them.
Until they decide to go to their 10th high school reunion.
Somehow they decide that they can't face their old classmates as themselves, happy as they are. It's the appearance of our old friend, dissatisfaction - dukkha.
So they decide to deceive their old classmates and go to the reunion as business professionals.
In this Friday's video, we see their first encounter as in their new roles as business women. They meet a keen-eyed teacher and, needless to say, it doesn't go too well.
All of us do the same thing, don't we - fabricate our lives out of persistent dissatisfaction?
By the movie's end, Romy and Michele are back to being themselves - happy, ditzy young women. The memorable last line of the movie is: "I know! Let's fold scarves!" May we all become as comfortable with ourselves as they are.
Best wishes for your weekend. And thank you once again for reading Ox Herding!