Do You Wish Things Were Different?

We can ruin a perfectly good day by wishing things were different.  We wish the weather was different.  We wish people were acting differently.  We wish we were in a different place.

When we are unhappy, we are paying lots of attention to what we are unhappy about.  Whatever we pay attention to, we see more of.  The longer we choose to be unhappy, the more unhappiness we will see.

Instead of wishing things were different, we can change our attitude.  We can be open to what the day unfolds.  We can let things happen around us without being directly affected.  We can be observers and let go of trying to control the outcomes.  We can let go of trying to control other people.

When we let go and relax, we can be open to see the beauty around us.  Even when it is not exactly what we wish for.

One comment

  1. very true, the polar bear sits on the block of ice that is melting, the view is great, the breeze sweet, but the ice is melting faster than meat in a microwave, sit back and relax bear, it’s not going to change but enjoy the moment, meanwhile the bear who believes in an interventionist God, well, he insists on a better outcome, depends on the bear?

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