Despite our earnest wishes there are three important things we cannot change.
Sure, we can learn from our history.
Yes, we need to be careful to separate facts from our often distorted perceptions.
Of course, people can evolve. But never through the sheer force of our will.
Life only happens in the present moment.
Meaningful change comes from confronting and accepting reality, however unpleasant.
We are solely responsible for our thoughts and actions.
To get out of the mental prison we’ve built, we must first realize we are in it.
h/t Anne Lamott