Imagine yourself as a chef in an extremely well-stocked kitchen that
contains every imaginable ingredient. Let us say that you have a clear idea
of the culinary creation you desire, and you understand how to combine
these easily accessible ingredients in order to fulfill your desire.
And as you proceed, there are many ingredients that are not appropriate for your creation,
so you do not utilize them, but you also feel no discomfort about their existence.
You simply utilize the ingredients that will enhance your creation—and you leave the
ingredients that are not appropriate for your creation out of your pie.
Some of the ingredients in this well-stocked kitchen are harmonious with your creation,
and some of them are not.
But even though adding some of these ingredients to your creation would absolutely
ruin your pie, you do not feel the need to push against those ingredients,
or to ban them from the kitchen, because you understand that there is no reason
for them to end up in your pie unless you put them in it.
And since you are clear about which ones enhance your creation and which ones do not enhance it,
you feel no concern about the great variety of ingredients that exist.
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."
~ Abraham Lincoln