For Today –
Perhaps the best thing of all for me is to remember that my serenity is 
inversely proportional to my expec­tations. The higher my expectations 
of Max and other people are, the lower is my serenity. I can watch my 
serenity level rise when I discard my expectations. But then my “rights” 
try to move in, and they, too, can force my serenity level down. I have to 
discard my “rights,” as well as my expectations, by asking myself, “How 
important is it, really? How important is it com­pared to my serenity, my 
emotional sobriety?” And when I place more value on my serenity and 
sobriety than on anything else, I can maintain them at a higher level—
at least for the time being.
-- Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 449 (3rd Ed.)
-- Acceptance Was The Answer, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 417(4th Ed.)  


The Buddha said that if in a certain moment or place you adopt something 
as the absolute truth, and you attach to that, then you will no longer have 
any chance to reach the truth. Even when the truth comes and knocks on 
your door, and asks you to open the door, you won't recognize it. So you 
must not be too attached to dogma--to what you believe, and to what you 
-- Thich Nhat Hanh


Therefore the integral being is attached to nothing and can relate to every-
one with an unstructured attitude. Because of this, her very existence 
benefits all things. 

-- Lao Tzu

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