Welcome to Day 28 of 365 Moments of Clarity Project
In today’s post, I would like to discuss a belief I have in life. I often say, I am perfectly imperfect and I love it.
The reason why this saying is so relevant for today is because I am writing this post a day late. I have set a wonderful intention to blog about a moment of clarity that I experience that day or am reminded of during the day. But there will be times when something comes up and I may not be able to get to the blog post for that evening.
This belief allows me to be forgiving of expectations and remember that I live in intentions. The 365 moments of clarity project doesn’t mean that it must finish in a year. Again, having a hard expectation is a limiting belief and one that may set myself up for failure. Instead, I intent to finish it in the year but allow the flow of life to occur around the blog and am grateful for whatever does happen. In this space, I invoke a healthy attitude that life will give me exactly what I need not what I expect.
How many times have you allowed an expectation to ruin a perfectly imperfect moment? How many hard deadlines do you put on yourself to finish? So many people set this expectation that they will exercise for an hour a day, even if they haven’t exercised for two years and then when life flows differently and they miss one or two sessions, they quit all together getting frustrated with their expectation.
If instead, they set an intention and if life decided something else for a week or two, they would perhaps be more forgiving and get back on the exercise schedule without frustration at what may have happened to take them away.
A person who lives by intention is more consistent in achieving their goals then one that lives by expectation.
Daily Awareness Exercise
The goal of today’s awareness exercise is to wake up to frustrations that you may feel throughout the day or week. Frustration is a great indicator that you are living by expectation instead of intention. Take time in these moments and think about why you are frustrated. What is the expectation? Where did that expectation come from?
As you become more aware of these moments in life, declare to yourself, “I let go of all expectations. I flow freely and lovingly with life.”
Notice how much more powerful that statement is and how you can shift your energy from a catabolic state (draining, tiring) to an anabolic state (expanding, energizing).
If you feel drawn to share your story, I am always blessed to receive it. Namaste.