If we do our work with a focus on future results or only for those who are “deserving”, we are likely to start judging others and ourselves. Similarly, if we focus on ‘the way it should be’, we get frustrated when it does not turn out that way.
Staying in the present moment, holding things lightly and with generosity, changes things; it is joyful and promotes gratitude
The wild geese do not intend to cast their reflection;
The water has no mind to retain their image.
Zen poem from the Zenrin-kushū, a 15th Century compilation of Zen writings