For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
How fast can life become? How much can we do in the corporeal amount of time we have. There are only 24 hours in the day, but we’re trying to fit 26 hours into it. If we could watch a movie of our average day we’d probably be amazed at all the things we try to do.
And then there is the exact opposite. Some of us spend our lives watching others doing and achieving, and from these images we build such high expectations of our own life, and then sit around feeling utterly powerless in our attempts to meet these expectations. That powerlessness becomes hopelessness and hopelessness becomes depression. If we can just see this process and release these expectations. If we can at least be detached from any expectations, we will get back some of our inner power and self motivation.
It helps to stop watching others and their lifestyles, especially in the media, and then comparing yourself to them. It helps to eliminate all but one ‘I wish’ from your mind. There is only one valid and useful ‘I wish’ and it is simply “I wish to be me”. For that is all you can ever be. It is all you can ever have. It is all that you are. And when you know it, you will be free of all expectation and desire, and able to enter the most relaxed state of being, at will.