Making our wishes conform


A Flurry of Activity: Photograph by Stian Servoss, National Geographic Your Shot
It is easier
to make our wishes
conform to our means
than to make our means
conform to our wishes.
– Robert E. Lee –

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer on November 7, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Military mind

    I think this depends on what situation you are speaking of Easier? Wishes? Conform? Not mindful to me.

    “May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.”
    ― Rainer Maria Rilke

  2. Awareness allows us to bring desire and need in perspective.

    It is difficult not to want more, not to have some reservation about the unfairness of life.

    We do not reach equanamity all at once.

    Takes many steps, many trials.

    Life does not flow like a river without years of practice

  3. Posted by Jennifer on November 7, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    “Mindfulness is a self leveling daily practice.”. Marty

  4. Yes it is. We gain strength but life never is level

  5. Expectations or goals bring our Ego out to play.

    Few sages reach that self leveling space.

    To expect life to self level is an enormous goal few have ever reached

  6. Posted by Jennifer on November 7, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Yes, I believe this also.

    It’s all about effort – attitude and knowing life isn’t fair, perfect. Navigating through this mystery of life. Finding joy in the smallest places. Not placing boundaries out of fear. Being open and willing to embrace without fear or restrictions, all the joys that life offers us even if imperfect.

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