Take a step back and relax!

December 5th, 2011

This week, I wanted to reflect on a phrase that caught my attention and got me thinking... Here it is:

"If you spend your time trying to figure out what's "best" for you, your choices will be cautious, your decisions will take forever, and your journey will be launched on a sea of expectations. If you are not careful, you will drown in your expectations."
-Neale Donald Walsch (Author of Conversations with God )


I really like the message on this phrase, and here are 3 questions that I could draw from it:

Are we really the best judges of what is best for us?
We may think so, but the truth is, if we leave this judgment to our intellect, we might NOT be good judges, because our ego is getting in the way of our true calling, and we may get it all wrong.

Can we really control everything?
Our egos need to feel they control everything, we do this by constantly thinking of ways to do things, solve things and figure out things. However, if we were more capable of stopping and just letting our inner guidance system work through us, we would find the best answers and the best solutions, but this is only possible if we relinquish control.

Is having expectations something that serves us well?
No, in fact having expectations is what makes our lives difficult when things don't work as expected (sorry for being redundant). The truth is, if we had no expectations whatsoever, but were open to what live presents us in any given moment, we would most likely never be upset or sad, instead, we could see an opportunity or a blessing in any situation. This is really hard to do, because we are wired to expect things from others, from ourselves and from life in general, but having expectations often brings suffering and/or anger into our lives.

The answer to these three questions, in most cases is NO. If that is so, could we start changing our ways and trying to allow things into our life instead of forcing them in?

I suggest we take a step back and relax, let's not think too hard, not try too hard, not expect too much, just be yourself, every day, and try to connect with your inner guidance, your true self, the part of you that transcends all these earthy concerns. Trust that everyday will unfold as it should and that you will be OK no matter what.

By allowing life to unfold and trusting that its ups and downs are part of the journey, we would find more peace and ironically we would find ourselves more in control, but not the kind of control that our ego thrives for, but rather the control that strength, trust and confidence can give us at a spiritual level.

Have a wonderful week!
To all my Ecuadorean readers: VIVA QUITO!


*The Silva Method (VA, DC, MD) is offering a new seminar on: Create a life of success. Work and achieve your goals- December 18th, for details, check their website.

* There is a great documentary coming out: don't miss it!

* If you are into healthy eating, eating raw and medicinal plants, you may want to check out the new courses offered by Tera Warner, the first one of which is: Wild Edibles and All-Season Survival Skills, Registrations close on Dec. 31st and class begins on January 3rd. More info.

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