It can be difficult to quiet the mind when we have ideas and expectations.
Expecting forms an attachment, that sometimes we don’t realize is such.
For example our relationships with other people form expectations of how our relationships should turn out.
We expect a cause and effect … we connect to our ideas of how things should be or could be instead of allowing things to be what they are.
When we allow all things to be in the present moment, we are like a warrior taking a breath before releasing her arrow. A pause… in the moment… simply being.
With a healthy detachment there is no friction causing sensations of pain. The alignment of our perspective with the immediate now helps us to reevaluate any situation where we find friction from attachment in our lives.
Once we take that breath we can make a conscious decision, rather than allowing our attachments to trigger emotional reactions. We get to choose as to how we want the situation to unfold, and create healthy attachments through mindful response. We can come with unconditional love in any situation.
Migwetch and Giizaagiin ❤