Life is not about everything going right or the way we expect.
Life is not about getting things perfect and avoiding all mistakes.
Life is not about steering clear of pain and frustration.
Indeed, all of these can help us to grow and be stronger.
Yet so often we would do anything just to avoid being wrong.
It is only in the acceptance that life is perfectly imperfect that we find true freedom.
We find the freedom to be ourselves.
To take chances.
To be joyful even when our choices lead us to a disaster or two.
By releasing our attachment that we are meant to “get it right” all the time that we can learn to just enjoy the ride.
Mistakes are our friends.
Failure is our teacher.
Pain is our messenger.
When we begin to accept that they are all a part of life and there is nothing “wrong” with any of them that we truly start to live.
When we learn to accept whatever life brings us with grace and curiosity that we live with less stress and less anxiety.
It is possible for us to get there.
Not next year or in a decade.
We can be there now.
We can be there by just putting off our judgment of the moment we are in until tomorrow.
And tomorrow we can just put off judging the moment until the next day.
And so on.
Let’s just let go of our desire to label and control things for one day.
That’s all we have to do.
Can we start doing that today?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant