"let go of the ways you thought life would unfold, the holding of plans or dreams or expectations. let it all go." ~ danna faulds
i was hiking this past weekend on a new trail and watching my mind as it flowed through several stages. first, i noticed excitement for the adventure of a new territory and what the summit would look like when I got there. then, i started to worry as i tired and my boots grew more and more uncomfortable. thoughts like, am i going to make it? and is it supposed to be this hard? stirred in my mind.
on this solstice day, i'm reflecting on my relationship with my own life and what gets in the way of open-hearted living. i'm absorbing the lesson of how to let go of expectations and beliefs about how i should be or how life should be. this helps me to make room, in both big and subtle ways, for the magic in the present moment so that i can love what is actually here with my whole heart.
during my hike i was able to let go of these expectations and surrender to the experience i was having. yes, maybe it is supposed to be hard sometimes and that's okay. and letting go doesn't always look passive. i took action for my well-being and adjusted my laces to finish the hike with more comfort.
what else can i relinquish to be in contact with the magic in my own life?