Too many of us go through life demanding a great deal of ourselves. No one can be at peak performance all the time, but we expect to act 100 percent perfectly, 100 percent of the time, as if we’re sprinting in a race. This causes us to feel stressed, worried, anxious, and results in a lack of enthusiasm for life.

When we realize that our experience of life is always changing, we become more resilient, feeling calmer and more grounded in the present.