This isn’t happening to you; it is just happening.”

Thelma relates wise words from Steven:

This isn’t happening to you; it is just happening.

Those words helpfully encapsulate an ad hoc philosophy I came to organically. Of necessity.

They also are at the heart of what Scott Shute, Head of Mindfulness and Compassion at LinkedIn, espouses in an interview on the Good Life Project podcast. In part:

Yes, I’m Scott, I have these big dreams, and I’m going to do everything I possibly can to make those dreams come true, and… I gotta let it go. I gotta do the parts that I’m responsible for, and then if life wants to happen around me, or the universe wants to evolve around me, I don’t control any of that.