I found out that the conference of monks here is for young monks who have completed their novitiate, which lasts a year, but have not yet taken their final vows. Many of them are in my age range. One guy, Brother Greg, from Virginia, came over and introduced himself to me as I was writing my journal.
I see all of these young monks walking around and I wonder if they are jealous of me and my ability to wear whatever I want and own a laptop and have a car, etc.. Then I realize that I’m here to learn from them and that maybe I should be jealous of them and their lack of attachment to what they wear, what they drive, what they own. Who is the lucky one here?