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Hi, and welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session we're going

to talk about the importance

of doing the best we can.

Wangari Matthai said, "No matter who or

where we are or what our capabilities,

we are called to do the best we can."

No matter who or where we are

or what our capabilities, we are

called to do the best we can.

So there's something about the simplicity

of this that feels poignant to me.

I think when it comes to figuring out

what to do in the world or how to do it,

we can easily complicate the process,

especially when it comes to comparing

ourselves to other people - other

resources people have, other capacities,

talents, skills, innate or develope.

And then we compare all of that to

ourselves and it can be easy to get

caught up in this judgemental spiral.

I don't know if you've experienced

that, but I know I certainly have.

What's the point of doing this or

that person can do it so much better

than me, or why put effort toward this

thing when I'm so far behind or have

so fewer resources than someone else.

And so what I love about this

quote is that it's a call to do

the best we can given wherever we

are and our current capabilities.

That becomes our baseline.

And can we let that be the platform we

stand on rooting as into our current

truth and let our best be guided by

the compass that we live by, this

compass of what is the best for me

right now, what is the best I can do.

Let that both be the means and the end and

the thing we evaluate our actions through.

So a simple question you can ask

yourself throughout the day is,

what is the best I can do right now?

At the end of the day and doing

our best is quite literally the

best we can ask of ourselves.

So thanks for your practice.

Thanks for doing your best.

And let's settle in

for today's meditation.

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