Our plans never turn out as tasty as reality. ~Ram Dass
If only life went exactly as we imagine it would go … things would be so much easier!
The things that stop us from taking action are all-too-familiar:
There’s a hope that when we start creating a new habit that we’ll master it and never have to worry about it again, or when we start a new project that it’ll go perfectly.
As much as we desire being connected to others — good friendships, a wonderful romantic relationship, close family members — this connection always comes at a cost.
We get frustrated by other people.
Dropping any story or narrative in your head about what’s happening right now … what are the sensations you’re feeling at this moment?
I’m not obsessive about neatness, but I’ve learned ways of keeping my house neat and clean in a simple, stress-free way.
I call it the “Clean-as-You-Go Principle.”
One of the things we tend to do habitually is move away from things we’re afraid of. How very human, how very loving, to protect ourselves!
Unfortunately that tendency to avoid fears is exactly what limits us.
Most people get hung up because of a few reasons:
How often are we anxious, frustrated, looking forward to something coming up, unhappy with ourselves, unhappy with others?
How often are we not happy with what’s going on in this present moment?