Oh my! This is probably the bottomline of the whole Embodied Meditation. I am practicing it every day and this is still my biggest challenge. I spend a lot of time in my head, holding on to how things should be.
Yesterday I woke up and I had this image of dropping myself into my body. Each time I would think of how things should go, I just let myself relax into my body and feel what is present in the moment. This is what I discovered during the day:
It is unbelievable how much time I spend during my day waiting for things to happen exactly the way I want them to be… No comment here.
It is really deliberating to have no expectations. This way I cannot be disappointed and I don’t need to hold on something or someone, but instead have space to breathe.
I can get curious again about what will happen next. There is plenty of space for something unpredictable to happen and to be surprised.
There is a synchronicity happening, things just follow their own rhythm and fall into place, without my doing.
I enjoy everything that is happening during the day with more presence and freedom. Everything can, nothing must.
All my non-expectations are exceeded. When I let go of how things should go, they go much better than I could have imagined.
I felt productive, joyful and peaceful at the end of the day. I realize how much more is possible when I let go of control and get present.
Want to try it?
15 Oct 2020, Berlin