Our plans never turn out as tasty as reality does - Ram Dass
At first, I embraced these words with a full Yes!
But a moment later I caught myself in a reflection of some of my plans which didn't turn out as I had hoped. Where I wanted something else as what I got. Was reality tasty?
No, it wasn't - but it put me on a path where I was able to learn something valuable.
A yogic lesson that's asking us to bring awareness to our expectations like when we want what others have and forget to appreciate what is already ours. To practice non - attachment is a life long practice, with fierce awareness at its core.
It's of course not wrong to make plans but what expectation we attach to them can break us when not delivered. Stay open, stay in the flow and embrace what you have. It might taste different never the less it's rich in flavor.
Don't forget to honor the present moment, because you focus too much on what the future should bring.
Embrace what you have! Breathe and take your next step!
PS: picture by my German friend Louisa - Armstrong Redwood Park, CA!
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Manuela Rohr is a writer and Yoga teacher/therapist BDY/EYU, C-IAYT. With roots in Germany she now lives with her husband and daughter in Santa Rosa, CA. She is the mother of a micro preemie girl and shares her healing journey in her blogs and teachings. She shares her transformational Yoga and Mindfulness lessons in workshops and private sessions.