June 10, 2018

A student went to a wise man and said, “My life is totally chaotic and full of suffering!”

“You want me to do something about it?” the wise man asked.

“Oh, no,” the student said. “I’d like you to guide me, so I can do something about it.”

“OK, I’ll tell you what to do. Every day, give up a tiny bit of your expectations of life.”

The more important we think we are, the greater our expectations. But we are just temporary—we disappear after seventy or eighty years. Seeing this supports our desire for meaning.