Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I cannot...

I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me.

Thomas Merton

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  1. Oh how true. I wonder how much effort and energy we could save ourselves if only we stopped trying to change the things we cannot change!

  2. Hi NC Sue, welcome. It takes a lot of wisdom to recognise and differentiate what can and should be done by us, and what cannot be done by us, even with the best of intentions.