The first channel of your life is your expectations, which is what you receive and the second is your desires, which is where you live. You’re actually existing within your expectations, but you don’t know what they are until they happen. But in the meantime, you’re living in your desires, which means you’re living and existing in two different places.
The gap between the two (your expectations or what you get and your desires or what you want) is what you fill with your daily routine and your emotional routine.
The most common filler for this is called frustration. You keep getting what you get and you keep wanting what you want. Isn’t this the definition of insanity? Continually doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Now pause. Repeat these two affirmations out loud, “I will succeed. I have forever.” Anything less than that will create frustration. Say it. It is massive, “I have forever.” What you think, ‘oh mine is not so big and I actually only have until this afternoon. And if it doesn’t happen by then, I am going to feel important because I’ll be extremely frustrated.’
So even though we’re frustrated and not getting what we want, we feel important. You must set aside time each day to reduce the noise in your system so you can be more effective, patient, and less frustrated. It is so simple, but it requires attention each and every day.
Guru Singh is a world-renowned yoga instructor, author, musician, and family man. Guru Singh works with the Dalai Lama, teaches with Tony Robbins, and has recorded an album with Grammy® Award-winning artist Seal. He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
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