Monday, September 21, 2015

Pay Attention to Your "Off" Moments: Day 19: Mindfulness Challenge


There is nothing about life that should lead us to expect to always have our way. Certainly, life makes no such promises to us.

And yet we wallow in such terrible disappointment when things don't turn out as we'd like them to.

Why do we hold such expectations anyway?

One of life's unsolved mysteries it is. I don't know.

Life is peppered with so many disappointments, and we take each of them personally as if Fate or Karma had a score to settle with us.

Mindfulness reminds us to look at each disappointment, each "Off" moment, as if it were part of the script.

One that will lead to a stunning climax.

Just another bend in the road.

One that will bring in a change of scenery.

Our attitude has the power to do that.

We need to accept each moment, for what it contains. For the lessons we need to learn from it. 

Boredom, frustration, misery, indifference, these are all a part of life. 

We need to take it in our stride when things don't go our way.

As some wise alec once said, "If everything is going your way, you're in the wrong lane."

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