Although I am by no means a mental health professional, as a mindfulness teacher I enjoy learning about acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), because it uses mindfulness in very creative and flexible ways. I came across this observation by psychologist Russ Harris, who teaches ACT and has some great online courses:
“When clients blame others for their problems and want to control them, we might kindly and gently point out that it’s impossible to control other people. But you can influence other people. And if you want to influence them in a constructive and healthy way, then you will need to have a lot of control over your own arms and legs and mouth.”
I’m not sure how a cute baby penguin is related to this. But I like the photo.