Often we allow ourselves to get all worked up about things that aren’t really a big deal. We focus on small things and blow them up out of proportion. Like the driver who cuts in front of us in traffic, let him go, he may be in a bigger hurry than you are. You’ll still get there safely.
People are not perfect and the need for perfection and the desire for inner peace and tranquility conflict with each other. Rather than being content and grateful for what we have, we are focused on what’s wrong with something and our need to fix it. Zoning in on what’s wrong implies that we are dissatisfied or discontented.
Many of us are so busy and have so much to do, we have a secret purpose to get everything done all the time It seems there is always something in the “in basket” of life. The nature of the “in basket” is always to have something in it, not be be empty. We would get very bored if we had absolutely nothing to do. Remember that the purpose is to enjoy getting those things done in the basket, not to rush through them so that you can’t even remember what you did.
Try doing something nice for someone else, like random acts of kindness. There is something rewarding about seeing a smile on another’s face after a generous or thoughtful act.
In spite of what happened yesterday or what might happen tomorrow, we have to live in today. We need to improve on our quality of patience and acceptance. Without patience, life can be frustrating.