. . . . and one step back. Or two steps back. Or three steps back. But mostly making forward progress. I’m referring to my New Year’s Resolution to practice nonattachment. I do well for a bit, but then I come up with all sorts of expectations, and when those expectations don’t manifest, or don’t manifest in the specific way I imagine, I feel let down. Sad. Disappointed. Sometimes even pretty worthless. The trouble is my expectations and lack of nonattachment. If I don’t expect something, then how can I be disappointed?
I’ve had a couple of dreams the last few days about breaking through a ceiling. In the dreams, they were literal ceilings, but I think the symbolism is that I’m close to a breakthrough. I feel that if I can let go, I may make a dozen steps forward. Or even 100. But then that’s expectation, isn’t it? So I choose to let go again. And be in this moment, as it is, however it is.