Choose to be content and calm in your interactions.
“When life is simple, pretenses fall away; our essential natures shine through. By not wanting, there is calm, and the world will straighten itself. When there is silence, one finds the anchor of the universe within oneself.”
(from the 37th verse of the Tao te Ching)
Consider how much would get accomplished in your experience if none of your energy was wasted “trying” to get others to do something, “fixing” things you feel are wrong or “worrying” about the future. Trying, fixing and worrying are leaks that steal your life force. Allow everything and everyone around you to flourish without interference.
This mindful approach demonstrates a trust in the flow of the universe. Your light of consciousness transforms all that it shines upon. The Tao te Ching teaches that in doing nothing, everything gets done. Give yourself permission to just be. This creates space in your relationships and in that space, growth is possible. Be the awakened and beautiful soul who allows life to be as it is while supporting others to evolve in their own way.
Today my intention is to remember that trying to change prevents true transformation.