I grow more patient with myself and others everyday.

My tolerance for myself and others grow every day because I let go of unrealistic expectations.

I am accepting and lenient with myself and I continue to be more patient every day by simply living in the present and letting go of the impossible. My acceptance and leniency of others has improved in the same way by letting go of the expectations I hold for them.

When I create impossible expectations of myself or others, I am setting us all up for failure. Having intense expectations is my mind’s attempt to control the uncontrollable. By letting go of the need to control I can let go of my expectations and simply be me.

I focus, instead, on experiencing what unfolds in my life from a fresh viewpoint. I am prepared for all life brings my way without setting limitations. Focusing on enjoying the journey allows me to be more patient and accepting and, therefore, more loving and understanding. In this way, I can expand my love for myself as well as my love for others.

Today I will focus on living in the moment. Life will unfold around me as it does every day, but today, I will enjoy each moment with a sense of wonder and peace.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Have I created unrealistic expectations for myself?
2. Have I created expectations for others?
3. How can I focus on living my life in the moment?