We place unrealistic expectations on ourselves, driven by the conditioning that we are defined by our achievements.
Today is the start of that annual expectation overload that will lead to disappointment in a few days, a few weeks, maybe a little longer.
If we listen to our mind and its story about us, we spend a lifetime with disappointment.
Allow joy to come from deep within our true essence and the universe will bring us all that we need. We do not have to achieve to experience joy. If joy flows, then we enjoy the moment of doing not the thinking about our goals.
The simpler we make life the less pain there is.
When we focus on a few things that bring us joy, then a great deal of what occupies us normally goes away. By ‘normal’ that means the opposite, it means confined by the insanity of our minds and our egos.
We are conditioned to always be busy, never questioning the purpose of ‘busy’. Always be achieving something, consuming food, data, alcohol, drugs and any other form of instant, but short-lived, gratification/’happiness’.
Yet we feel most true to our real soul, to the real us, when we do less and keep it very simple. When we are relaxed, and going with the flow of life then all the stresses and anxiety flow away, positive energy comes and negative energy evaporates. Simply, where there is no drama, nothing to bother us, nothing to fight against, nothing to respond to, where we can be free of the mind and focus deeply on nothing but stillness.
Stillness is where we can be at peace.