By: Oscar Nelson
‘Wait WHAT?’ …. Bullshit you say?
Somethings may have gone to plan, or close to plan. But think about it, has anything really gone the way you have expected exactly? We may have an idea or direction, but the exact outcome is always up to a big chance. Effort and hard work help tremendously, but are not always an indicator of guaranteed success.
I have tried really hard at something in the past and had it blow up in my face. I have also half-assed things that were amazing in others eyes.
So what does that mean for us? How do we live if what we are after is not a guarantee? I suggest you live in a way where moment by moment, you make the choice (again in the moment) that the ‘Best Version of Yourself’ would choose and then let go of any expectations. Let go of any expectation in the future or a tying up of the past. Act as you think you are best able in the moment, then let everything else go. Outside of you doing what you feel is right in the moment; everything is causeless. Good or Bad may come to you. Let it be. You may be unjustifiably rewarded, or punished. Let it be. Be like a screen door and let life flow through you. The push and pull you may feel on you are all imaginary, they are only there because you allow them. Allow those that may be happy or upset with you to just be as they are. Allow them to just be as they are, they have little choice. It helps to take nothing personally.
Have your goals written out (100 things you want to Be, Do and Have is a great start) . And let the expectation of those go too. When you can release expectations and rest in the moment you may be surprised at the ease of that which needs to come to you can flow. Its an open hand that can receive easier than a closed fist. When you are unattached to outcomes, you are free. When you are free, what you need comes to you as you need it in the moment.
What are you if you have no future and no past? What are you if you only exist right now, in this moment? It seems so small, the now, this exact second; but if you really feel into it, its a vast Ocean. Inside the moment you don’t have a name, no story or history. You ARE, with everything else that IS.
This is HOME.
‘But how will I get what I want if I don’t plan and push and try to get ahead?’ – Good question. I advocate planning, but all planning is done in the moment. Do what you feel you must do in the moment, in the ‘Now’ but let go of any future desire or expectation of getting anything from it. What you are getting at is ‘Action for Action’s Sake’. You are working to work, creating to create, writing to write, with no thought of the future or reward. When what you are doing in the moment is its own reward you are always rich, always free. And when you produce and create from that space there is no way the World won’t reward you.
Money and abundance flows to Value. And when you create, work, produce, even play, from a place of Stillness (which action with no expectations engenders) you can’t help but produce massive value. Your mental state of calm alone can be of value to those around you.
So to recap:
- Set Your Goals and Dreams
- Let go of any Expectations
- Do what you think the ‘Best Version of Yourself’ would do in the moment, in any situation
- Let what comes, come and let what goes go
- Let life flow through you (like a Screen Door) and Rest in the ‘Now’
Let Go and Be Free.
Hit me up with any questions, and remember;
You Got This!
P.S. Please write below what expectation(s) you are releasing today.