When my visions and desires are not manifesting does that mean I am lagging in my efforts?
Am I postponing my dreams when I put effort into what reality presents me?
It seems as human beings we strive for perfection and that our happiness is often tied to goals we strive for.
Each new year we set resolutions to achieve our many goals.
But, is true happiness possible when we strive for goals and/or perfection?
I invite you to be deeply honest about moments when you were happiest and times when you were unhappiest to uncover the cascade within.
I know I am unresistant to reality when I am not stressed. Stress is a clear indicator that I am fighting, negating or wishing events in my life were something other than what is at any given moment.
Stress is the sign and symptom of resistance to reality.
There was a time when not achieving my goals and visions left me feeling poorly about myself and unhappy. Not achieving my goals was my resistance to life's reality rather than a reflection of lagging in my efforts.
In reality effort does not automatically equate to manifestation. I used to overwork myself and it rarely consistently meant achieving my visions. In fact often the harder I tried, the less I accomplished.
In time, my experiences have shown me that reality presented me with challenges also known as opportunities- that I chose to decline because I had my own ideas of what my path, goals and future might look like.
Goals and visions of the personality can be achieved and still not fulfill the truth in us. The truth in us can align with reality at any given moment.
Reality is not a fog but a great teacher.
I wanted my lessons to come easily.
Sometimes I doubted I was even on a path.
Truth is we are always on a path.
Sometimes the path is obscured by our tendency for perfection. The path we are on may not be as important, as the journey we are experiencing. The path traveled is a miserable or unhappy one when we strive for perfection and are inflexible with reality.
The happiest moments can be those when there was no plan or expectations rather just openness and curiosity.
Serendipity is missing when we are used to having our way and attempting to control outcomes. We cannot flow when we are set in our visions and our way.
We can work passionately and use everything to will our way. We may accomplish much by being relentless on our journey but how fun is that? Life loses it's magic when there is no fun. There is no freedom when we must make something happen in our reality.
Once I began to release my attachment to how my life could be and how I might get there, the fog cleared. I felt the cascade within. This inner cascade is the flowing energy of love. Love is effortless effort. Love makes no demand but is patient and tranquil amidst anything else.
Our attachments are just where we are scared. When we are scared, we are also stressed. Stress never feels like we are empowered and free.
Freedom is non-attachment even to ideas, visions and goals. Freedom is being content right where we are. We may not like where we are and yet we know that it is temporary.
Our freedom is not dependent on static ideas or wisdom but on our willingness to go with a wise and vast flow.
As we surrender our ideas, beliefs, visions and dreams that we attach to our happiness; we choose freedom.
We can either choose to flow into reality or to escape it.
All our attachments our the fog that keep us from seeing the beauty and grace of our lives.
What 'efforts' can you surrender?
What 'lessons' have you resisted and thus postponed?
How tranquil and happy are you on your journey?