Day 10 of #MantraAsanas
Mantra: “Everything happens when it’s meant to”
That’s the absolute truth. The harder we work to control or manipulate a situation, the less we actually do.
Life will unfold on its own schedule. You can plan and organize and modify as much as you want, but guess what, it’s going to happen the way it’s supposed to regardless. So if we don’t actually have any control over a situation, why do we get so upset when things don’t go “our way?”
Because...we attach expectations to situations. We have an image of the way it’s supposed to look, or feel, or happen. And when those experiences don’t match our expectations, we feel let down. Cheated. Frustrated. Sad.
Yeah, it sucks. We’ve all been there.
So if we tried less to make sure things are “perfect” and to release the image in our minds of what it’s supposed to look like, wouldn’t we be more at ease? Rather to be experiencing things naturally. Think beyond living life one day at a time, how about, one moment at a time?
I’m just like everyone, I get frustrated when things don’t go my way. And like most, my immediate reaction is to get upset. (I’m an emotional person by nature), but if there’s anything I’ve made significant progress with, it’s stopping. Stopping what I’m doing. Stopping my thinking. Stopping my anger and frustration. Stopping and taking a step back. Looking around at what’s important. Looking around and seeing what makes me happy. What makes me smile. Taking a breath and realizing whatever issue I’m currently facing, is just a bump in the road. Nothing we can’t talk about, change, resolve, and move past. Now if I could just skip right to that point, that would be great. (But we all have something to work on).
So moments in life may be absolutely perfect (what you’re expecting them to be) and sometimes they’re a complete mess. But our lives, our stories, are nothing but messy, adventurous, seemingly perfect, beautiful, chaotic moments. We should be working to live in them, not change them