Do you have a strong emotional attachment to the way your career, health, finances, endeavours “should” be?
Do you get triggered when life refuses to follow the script?
I should be further along in my career by now.
My finances are not where they should be compared to my peers.
People should respect my time.
My friends should value the effort I put into maintaining this relationship.
My boss is not appreciating my contribution.
What emotions is this attitude generating?
How is this pattern of attachment and trigger serving you and your purpose in the world?
When we get too attached to the outcomes we want, we become weighed down with expectations and a need for control, certainty and perfection.
Nothing is satisfactory unless it conforms exactly to how we think it should be.
What a recipe for dissatisfaction and disappointment.
When you think about it, there is nothing you can actually control, other than your own thoughts and responses.
Choose instead to let go of the need for things to be a certain way, for people to act a certain way, for life to unfold a certain way.
You will free yourself up mentally and emotionally, and make room for serendipity, peace, miracles, and the magic of the unexpected.