This month, start to take notice of how much of your emotional state relies on the outcomes of situations or the actions of others. It is far too easy to slip into the habit of giving our power to someone or something outside of ourselves. It's our human nature to place too much importance on these things, only feeling a sense of contentment when these external circumstances seem to be working in our favor.
When we give away our emotional well-being to what others are saying or not saying or to how the day is unfolding, we are at the mercy of things beyond our control. We have allowed our own contentment to be determined by what other people say or do; we have made ourselves helpless.
When we live our lives grasping to external circumstance, we fail to find contentment, or santosha in our lives. Contentment is found in developing an understanding that there is nothing more that can or does exist than this very moment. When we cease our need for control and are purely in the moment, the moment is complete.
”My heart is at ease knowing what is meant for me will never miss me, and that which misses me was never meant for me "
When you're feeling too attached to external circumstances or outcomes, find time to repeat this mantra:
"What's meant for me will find me. What's not, I must let go"
International Yoga Trainer,