Wednesday, May 13, 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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Blogger NC Sue said...

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!

4:05 AM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

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.

12:07 AM  

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