The Hampster Wheel / Life

Do you feel that you are enough, just as you are at this moment? 
Do future goals or expectations that you set for yourself keep you from being content and at peace with your current situation?

Stress and worry about what is coming up next perpetuate fear in our minds, drawing our shoulders up around our necks and tightening our backs into a rigid turtle shell of protection.

We want things to go a certain way and we easily become attached to outcomes; we want to win the race, to get our lover's full attention, to have perfect skin or a flat stomach, to get this or that degree in school, to have everything turn out the way we think we needs it to be so that all can be well... or else...

Our stranglehold on life is doing us in.

One spring day in Ojai, California, the enlightened teacher, Jiddu Krishnamurti gave a spiritual talk under the shade of an oak grove. 

Every year, hundreds would gather there to hear Krishnamurti speak.  He was a man who always seemed bathed in a glow peace and contentment. His students hoped to glean insight into his mastery of life challenges and stress. On this day, Krishnamurti paused during his lecture and asked,

"Do you want to know what my secret is?"

Krishnamurti, (12 May 1895 – 17 February 1986)
The group hushed and leaned forward.

He softly replied, 

"I don't mind what happens."

He went on to say, "When you live with this awareness, this sensitivity, life has an astonishing way of taking care of you. Then there is no problem of security, of what people say or do not say, and that is the beauty of life."

Loosen your grip on life and who you think you need to be. Let your vulnerability emerge and know that you are safe.

And on a final note, I found this interesting 3 minute clip regarding goals and what happens when we share them out-loud with others.