Life is a beach
We are like the children on the beach, joyfully involved in building all the beautiful sand castles. We get fascinated by what we created, quarreling over seashells and digging spades. We go through all kinds of emotional ecstasy about what we gain or what we lose.
The enlightened ones are just like the adults on the sun decks underneath the shades. They sip their cocktail while watching the kids "playing" friskily on the beach without any judgmental remark. They will not get upset or angry or disappointed over someone stepping onto the sand castles. They just watch from a distance, as if they are not in the scene.
-- Taken from "Almost Buddhist" by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.
Frolicking on the beach of Cote D'azure, Nice.