One of the best proverbs ever invented. A friend of this page asked the other day how to deal with difficult people, and I was reminded of this line: "Not my circus, not my monkeys" — a beautiful and witty way to say, "Those problems simply do not belong to me."

(I also love imagining the context in which you would say this — watching a completely deranged monkey disrupt a completely disorderly circus…all the while, you just sit there calmly eating your cotton candy…)

So let it go, dear ones. Walk away.

We all have plenty to take care of, as it is, managing our own circus, our own monkeys…

Big, big love!


via Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Wall