By looking at these four central tenets of Buddhism we can better understand how micromanaging our circumstances can cause us to become agitated and restricted. Instead, when we learn to let go of our attachments we can transform our lives in an innovative way.
The connection to the earth, or the world around us, is essential to connecting with The Now and grounding us in what is in right in front of us. It is the raw moments of life that water our roots and feed our souls. So be, and be Now.
The detours getting to Someday are causing us to miss the little towns along the way. We're missing that tiny village with the colorful candy store filled with sugary treats. The best thing I can do for our family is to live in the here and NOW and not let us get stuck in SOMEDAY.
The past is dead. We can never change it. The future is not promised to anybody. All we ever have is this moment. So, imagine a life where we live each moment like it's our last, like children do. Think of all the joy we could experience!
Start showing up to every moment of every single day fully present and engaged in what you're doing or who you're with. Stop thinking about how things "have to be" because of something happening later. Be here now for this moment and have the most amazing experience you can.
Even when we have what we want, we still can't land in this moment. We cling to the illusion that there are indeed a set of circumstances that, once we achieve them, will finally, miraculously make this moment inhabitable.