Amid its joy and suffering, I understand nothing of the mystery animating “Life.”  This said, a few truths seem self-evident.

  1. Now, this instant, is the only “time” there is.
  2. I seem only to control my thoughts, muscles, and impulses.
  3. Worrying is wasted energy.
  4. Do what needs to be done.
  5. Don’t manufacture problems!