I read this as part of an article by Mark Rice-Oxley in the Guardian Weekly.  It’s about how overthinking is spoiling our ability to simply be.


“Instead of obsessing about things we don’t have, we need to accept and celebrate what we do. Instead of worrying about things we can’t control – people’s opinion of us for example- we need to direct our attentions to things we can influence and leave the rest be. Instead of judging each other, and – worse – ourselves, let us simply take as we find. Instead of ruining our short time alive by setting expectations of how we think everything should be, from our jobs to our love lives, our children to our prospects, let us accept that some things will not always go as we wish.  You’re not who you think you are. You’re so much more than that.”