Life is full of expectations, of what we want to achieve, what we hope to gain, how we feel something will play out. Despite how hard we work or how well we prepare, nothing is guaranteed. Some expectations may come to fruition, and others will be laid to waste, with no pre-indication.
We attempt to label and define our lives, believing that doing so will provide some sort of security against the unexpected. People marry and become “spouses” to cement their relationship, students earn degrees and become “college graduates” to secure their futures – yet spouses still divorce, and college graduates still end up working in fast food joints.
We’re so busy worrying about achieving what we want, and then securing what we’ve achieved, that we often forget to relish the present.
What would happen if we were to just “be” whatever we are right now. Not have a goal in which we pressure ourselves to reach; not apply labels, rules and restrictions to various aspects of our lives. If we were to take a more mindful, even yogic approach, what would be the worst that could happen?
I’m willing to give it a try. How about you?
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