Preferences and Expectations – a Good recipe for Pain!

I just read a quote from the Chinese mystic, Sosan, who said, “The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.”

When I first read this, I really laughed! No preferences. Hmmm. Certainly not me! But I also realized that being with Osho and meditation have given me an understanding and a remembrance that I can sometimes go to, which is to watch the expectations…and watch the feelings of disappointment and frustration. Then I don’t get so caught in them.
Yes, they are still there, but more at a distance and not so powerful. And then I can even laugh at them…like when I hear the statement, “Want to make God laugh? Just tell him you have a plan…!”
I’ve also found it easier to deal with unfulfilled expectations when I see myself as a wave in the ocean. In a way, that would be like the wave getting upset with the ocean for not doing what it wanted it to do. When I get that, it looks so absurd! Yet, isn’t that what we are doing when we get upset with the way things are happening for us?
Love…

Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life.

Take 100% responsibility for your life.
Anything less…and you’re screwed.
©2010 subhan schenker

Take 100% responsibility for what you do and don’t do.

Take 100% responsibility for the consequences of your acts.

Take 100% responsibility for your judgments of others and turn them around, seeing how they reflect you.

Take 100% responsibility for your reactions to what others do.

Take 100% responsibility for the misery in your life.

Take 100% responsibility for the joy in your life.

Take 100% responsibility for not doing what you love to do.

Take 100% responsibility for doing what you DON’T enjoy.

Take 100% responsibility for saying “yes” when you feel a “no”.

Take 100% responsibility for saying “no” when you feel a “yes”.

Take 100% responsibility for not acting on your gut feeling.

Take 100% responsibility for being exactly who you are.

Take 100% responsibility for how you deal with EVERYTHING.

Take 100% responsibility for not taking responsibility.

Take 100% responsibility for your health.

Take 100% responsibility for what is and isn’t working in your life.

Take 100% responsibility for who you keep company with.

Take 100% responsibility for the “seeds” you plant in your life and what grows from them.

Take 100% responsibility for all the little things that happen in your life, as well as the big ones.

Take 100% responsibility for what you eat and drink.

Take 100% responsibility for what you see and don’t see, hear and don’t hear, and feel and don’t feel.

Even if you take 99%, that other 1% will run your life by creating blame, resentment, dependence, misery…and perpetual disappointment! So why not go all the way to 100% and experience what happens in your life! It may look impossible, and yet it is the ONLY WAY to be FREE!