Letting go of your hopes and dreams may be the only way to experience what is here and real and sometimes you may be surprised by what welcomes you in your openness to it.
Thing is, almost nothing happens the way you expect it to or unfolds the way you plan it. And, almost always, it turns out better than you thought it would- if you choose to see it that way.
Getting stuck on "what is supposed to be" is a sure recipe for disappointment. Regret, doubt, and what ifs can make a miserable today.
Many people I have known have been stuck in their past- remembering the glory days. My particular affliction is living in the future. So, I seek to find the balance between looking forward to things in the future while fully experiencing the present. Reaching for goals, dreaming dreams and cultivating hopes in concert with living now, feeling now and breathing now.
I remind myself to let go to receive.