We’re in such a hurry to get somewhere. To work, to an appointment, to our next step in life. Promotion, marriage, house, babies, maybe not necessarily all in that order. But – the next best thing, we want it and we want it now. It gets exhausting. Un-enjoyable. How are we even appreciating what we have right now if we are worried about what’s next.
Well – Get Present. And mostly present to the experience of “NOT KNOWING” – not planning, not figuring out, not fixing, or doing, or stressing. Just not knowing. Not knowing what’s going to happen next and being totally OK with that.
I left the life I knew and gave up everything comfortable and came to Hawaii for an adventure, I came here to be free, to dive into the unknown. I don’t know what is going to happen. I don’t know who I’m going to be friends with, I don’t know where I’m going to be working, where I’m going to be teaching or even where I’ll be practicing yoga. WTF? I don’t even know where the damn Starbucks is (ok, so that’s a lie I already know where they all are.) But in reality how l am I supposed to know what I’ll be doing a year from now, even if I’ll be living on the island. Who knows, I could be in Montana by then.
But that’s what it’s all about. Not knowing what’s going to happen and letting life just take you. Sweep you up like a warm ocean current and carry you off to paradise.
40 Days to Personal Revolution – Baron Baptiste :
“The path of patience asks you to be okay with what is, stare it straight in the eye, and open to and learn from what’s happening rather than contracting into fear, frustration, and a hidden drive to meet your expectations at any costs. If we are so wound up in getting somewhere, we don’t realize that every step of the way, we missed where we were. The inner revolutions of growth is about passing through fires.”