Much time is spent being overly concerned with perfect outcomes. For example, a bride engrossed with minute details may fail to enjoy the wedding. Or consider the stage parent obsessed with their child’s execution, that they miss the delight in the performance.
To strive for excellence is admirable. However, it becomes problematic when the pursuit of perfection counters the gift available in the moment. Like an athlete in the zone, full immersion is the key. Show up fully and trust magic to come along for the ride. It inevitably follows presence.
Do you ever find yourself embroiled in an ongoing drama you just can’t shake? Or perhaps you’re in a different time with different people but the same situation?
It’s easy to look at a familiar cast of characters and say “Why does this always happen to me?” The more powerful question is, “What role am I playing?”
This isn’t about self-blame. It’s about self-inquiry. Understanding how deeply identified you may be with a particular role then gives you the freedom to stop typecasting yourself. Only then can you shift the dynamic to something more favorable.
We offer our best when we’re in our natural element. But sometimes, that element isn’t readily available.
If so, that shouldn’t be a deterrent. It’s just an invitation to join the dance of co-creation. If you can’t create exactly what you need, can you create the conditions that would support its manifestation? In other words, what are the pieces that you can put in place to move closer to your ideal situation?
Life is constantly offering you the opportunity to build along with it. The question is whether you have found inspiration and picked up the tools set before you.