I'm all for positive thinking and envisioning what you really want coming true (manifesting, if you will), but lately it seems important to do this without ANY expectation.
No attachment to the outcome.
It's a weird contradiction — to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. (Sometimes I wonder if the back-up plan inhibits the dream from coming true.)
Every night I go to bed and run through a couple of scenarios in my mind:
- I envision my dreams coming true. All of the wins I will experience the next day. All of the things that can and will go right. All of the opportunities.
- I prepare for NONE of it happening. I think about what I will do if tomorrow comes and it doesn't appear that any progress has been made. What will I work on? What will I do? How will I go on?
This combination feels pretty healthy for me, but I'd guess it's different for everyone. In the past I've put so much weight in my dreams/hopes/visions that when they don't come true I'm completely crushed and don't know where to go next. So being prepared to keep moving if they don't come to fruition has helped me greatly.
This whole trust thing is tricky, but I hope this practice helps you in some way.
What do you think? How do you cope with uncertainty and your goals? Feel free to share in the comments below!