Happy As Is

It is normal and understandable to "look forward" to seemingly special experiences. Exotic travel. Getting married. Various forms of respite. Etc.

At the same time, this looking forward is something to be mindful of. Unchecked, it can lead to over valuing a future experience we believe is going to be cause for happiness.

Then we want things to be perfect. We don't want anything to interfere with this potentially once in a life time experience. Over thinking and analyzing kicks in and before long, we're suffering!

What happens when the future experience arrives in the now? What if it doesn't deliver as expected? What if something unexpected happens? How will you react?

What if, instead, we remain open to what may come? Yes, it's wonderful marriage is on the horizon. A promotion, and the like.

Can we still hold equanimity? Can we walk into these experiences without particularly thinking about the outcomes we think they will bring? Can we treat them as just another experience, without expectation?

If the wedding cake is perfect or under cooked. If the photographer shows or gets stuck in traffic, or if he or she gets cold feet—either way is OK.

We're happy as is, as it is, with the way it is.