Why is it always this way?

Everybody will get their wants, when they heartily want-

How much time did we waste wanting “things” this past weekend? Searching for a new pair of minimalist running shoes, a new GPS gizmo for the bike, the latest and greatest all natural yoga mat? Wanting to be thinner, healthier. In today’s world it seems we are always caught up with wanting and searching for newer and better “things“.

Did you wake up this morning eagerly chasing after the “things” you could not find the prior two days? When we spend all of our time wanting we leave little room for the possibility of ever having a calm, peaceful state of mind. Our mind becomes like a playful dog, panting and drooling at your feet, waiting to chase after the next ball. Better yet, just like a like a dog, many of us are rather adept at chasing after our own tail! The direct result of all this play time is that our mind becomes unfocused. We focus more on what might happen or could happen, rather than what is actually happening right now. So in chasing after the next great “thing“, we miss out on the present.

For many of the kind folks reading today, there is the real daily grind of reality and there’s what they think life should be like if they had more stuff to make it better. The space between the two is usually equal to the level of disappointment and frustration when things don’t go as we’d like them to. Somewhere in the middle lies acceptance of things as they are and a greater sense of appreciation for the small “things” in life.

Notes:

The start of the week is an excellent time to take a moment or three to reflect on what, or who, you are most grateful for. Not wanting things to be better, just content for what you have.

CultFit Love

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8 Comments on “Why is it always this way?”

  1. Susan says:

    I actually spent a lot of time this weekend focusing on trying to stop “past tripping” (borrowing a term from the “future tripping” author) and just being happy with where I am now. It’s much easier said than done!

  2. ‘For many of the kind folks reading today, there is the real daily grind of reality and there’s what they think life should be like if they had more stuff to make it better. The space between the two is usually equal to the level of disappointment and frustration when things don’t go as we’d like them to.’ Beautiful.

    Happens that this Space is 0 😉

    Ethics of our Fathers Ben Zoma

    “Who is rich? He who is happy with what he has.” (4:1)

  3. Or just being able to pay the bills! Would be nice. That’s a different kind of worry though. One that I was able to transcend this past weekend. And hopefully I can figure out a way to stay in that place always. Because it was so wonderful.

  4. Something to practice, for sure!

  5. I try not to want, and I do better than some, but the truth is, I want a better job, money to fix the house. Do I settle for the job I have and let my home fall to ruin? Or do I stop wanting by giving it all up?


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