Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Better than Good
I frequently get the impression from people that they are hesitant to expect much beyond good in their lives. It almost seems as though expecting a wonderful, fabulous or extraordinary life is out of line....as if there are only so many extraordinary experiences to go around and they don't want to be greedy.
The truth is, holding the bar low for our lives does not make someone else's life better. If we accept satisfactory (or less) as the limit, it does not spread excellent to the rest. Another misconception is that if we don't expect too much, we can't be disappointed.... as if disappointments are to be avoided. The flip side of that perspective is disappointments, or what we sometimes call failures, simply sharpen our awareness and intentions even more. When we can learn to see the blessings in every experience, our lives go from good to better to great and so on.
Somehow, many of us developed this limited way of thinking, without paying attention to the truth. The truth is the greater our level of joy is in life and the higher our expectation is to live an extraordinary life, the better we feel. The better we feel, the greater the likelihood we will attract the types of situations and opportunities we are longing to live. When we are enjoying the whole process, we cannot fail.
It all comes down to this moment. It is not your life plan, your bank account or the actions of others that determines whether or not your life will be fabulous. Seeing the extraordinary in every moment cannot help but create a glorious life.