At any given moment, we are full of doubts and standing at the crossroads of should or should not. There is a massive burden of expectations on our shoulders. Society is built on the concept of ‘should and should not’. Many characters throughout our life preach us how to live, love and even pray. Life has just become a strange struggle from crib to grave. Have you ever thought of shrugging off those expectations from your shoulder just to see what will happen?! There is an unknown third person’s voice in your head continuously yelling at you to keep going up, reaching the top and running faster. However, there is no top but an endless restlessness because you are caught in the middle of ‘expectations’ imposed by others.
Because of these ‘should’ dictated by others, you are scared of baring your real character. You are worried about everyone’s views about you. And you are terribly struggling to please everyone.
Your behavior is dictated by other’s expectations.
Pause for a moment and think. Can you name a person from the present or history who was able to please the whole world? Can you think of anyone who was able to build the castle of his dream on the foundation of other’s ‘should or should not.” If you have your own dreams to chase, you will have to break these invisible chains. You need to get rid of that weight on your shoulders. Anything which is weighing you down, you need to drop it. It is time to lighten up. Furthermore, it is time live your life out of that box. There is a very inspiring quote from Bruce Lee, “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”
You have many mountains waiting for you, but first get rid of that unnecessary burden from your shoulder; burden of other’s ‘should and should not.’
Love and Sunshine. Keep Feeling Buddhaful.