We often rail against the seemingly unreasonable expectations of others when really it’s our own expectations that are crushing us.
The best gift we can give ourselves is to release our expectations as to what is going to happen in the next five minutes, much less the next five years—expectations of what others are going to do or say, what will happen with the weather or the economy, or whether the day is going to be good or bad.
We make ripples, but we’re not here to change the world. We are capable of living just one moment at a time and just one life at a time—ours.
That is enough.