Walking through Closed Doors
Even if you don't know why a door is closed,
at least respect the fact that it is closed
and don't struggle with the doorknob.
If the door was open, you would know it.
Wanting it to be open does not make it open.
Much of the pain in your life happens
when you attempt to walk through closed doors
or try to put square pegs into round holes.
You try to hold onto someone who is ready to go,
or you try to get somebody to do something
before s/he is ready.
Instead of accepting what is and working with it,
you interfere with it and try to manipulate it
to meet your perceived needs.
Obviously, this doesn't work.
It just creates strife for yourself and others.
From Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini