Letting go of Supposed to by San Diego Therapist: Regina Huelsenbeck, PhD
One of my colleagues has this quote on her email signature: "We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell
Often times we feel more angry and more pissed off about our life circumstances and cause ourself more problems than the actual circumstances may cause alone. We often believe we are missing out on the live we are supposed to be living.
There are going to be times, no matter how skilled mentally or emotionally we become that we will slip back into this pissed off place about our life circumstances.....the injustice of it all! It's at times like these that it is useful to remember this..."We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
And this: There is no supposed to; this is it! Loss, curve balls, gains, and even bliss! Life is constantly changing, and sometimes maybe not the way we planned, but I accept it, the whole damn ride! right here, right now.