At coffee group yesterday, we talked about balancing the magickal and the mundane, about spiritual highs and lows, and how to navigate it all. I'm reminded of a Zen saying, "Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water." Some interpret this to mean that if we create a distinction between the magickal or spiritual and the mundane in life, it causes suffering--and I agree. I find I'm happier if I see it as all one and the same.