I saw this quote from photographer Bonnie Tsang's Tumblr. I learned precisely what this quote is about from the life-changing event four years ago. Any forced wish or selfish expectation will never gain you anything, acceptance and understanding is key.
“The bottom line is this: thoughts come and go, relationships come and go, pain comes and goes. I’ve discovered that clinging to my stories about what I think I want and need is a surefire recipe for suffering. Today I’ve come to a place of real peacefulness, of letting go and accepting things as being just what they are and nothing more.”