Perfection (mindfulness post for 1/25/17)
Life is not perfect. By expecting outcomes in certain situations, we set ourselves up for a false joy, a joy that depends on outcome. We can not control all the forces of the universe. Generally, control is an illusion except when it is pointed within. We can control ourselves; our responses; our decisions; but we can not control other people. But we can show the world our light and hope to lead others out of darkness. When we experience real joy, it will not depend on how perfect our day is, or whether other people acted in accordance with our expectations; it will arrive with the acknowledgement of the miracle of life and gratitude for the opportunities that another sunrise has brought.