Life isn’t going to go the way I want it to just because that’s what I expect it to do. I can do everything “right,” I can work harder and harder, I can reach out to more and more people, but life is not obligated to respond to that.
When we respond to pain with peace, we change the world for the better.
If I could pick one word from the entirety of the English language whose meaning makes people more miserable than anything else, that word would be “control.”
Recently I discovered what an insidious and cruel form of self-abuse perfectionism is.