When we decide that something has to be a certain way we create suffering and disappointment. When we have rigid views of how things should be, what others should do, and what outcomes should be, our thinking is unyielding and we often create unhappiness for ourselves. Instead of finding joy in the journey, we fixate on what our chattering minds tell us is wrong with the journey.

Rather than judging and disliking, stop the chatter and take in what is around you. See it, feel it, become curious, and find what is interesting. Breathe deeply and choose not to overthink every little thing. Let your mind be free of thought. Practice this over and over.

We chose our thoughts, responses, and emotions. Rewire your mind and let yourself see the positive. Adapt and enjoy, find the spark of life that initiates curiosity, creativity, and joy. The choice is always there.


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