When we start stacking up our desires and making lists of what we want it becomes endless. Somehow there is always more things we want out of Life.
Modern life is so cluttered with material attractions, competition and expectations that we impose them on ourselves and somehow get lost in the feeling that we need this or that to live a good life.
So many of us put such pressure on ourselves to achieve wealth, status and success as pre-determined by society. When did it get to a point when someone else was an authority on what is a successful life for me? When did I get to the point where I let someone else’s ambitions become a template for my own?
I started questioning and realised that I get to choose what constitutes contentment and happiness for myself. The trick is not to allow others to make you feel bad for the choices you make. To not allow myself to get pressured about situations that are beyond my control.
Its easier said than done and I have to keep reminding myself to keep my priorities straight. It is a constant practice.
Practice does make perfect, though.
Keep on practicing!