Detaching from the Outcome

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Detaching yourself from the outcome is a great way to release your any frustrations, anger, or bitterness you might be harboring. What I mean by that is, you can have goals and strive for certain ambitions, but you shouldn’t become too attached to their outcomes.  This is because even if you achieve the outcome you are seeking, it will not drastically change your happiness levels (beyond the initial feeling of elation from the accomplishment), but if you do not achieve that outcome, it could become a great source of unhappiness and frustration.  Instead, try holding a space to welcome and be open to these outcomes occurring, but not in a way that makes them the end goal.

There is a saying that happiness is a journey, not a destination.  I believe in that 100%.  I also have a personal mantra that helps me deal with situations where unexpected things happen and I feel thrown off balance.

My personal mantra is:

“Whatever happens is for the best. Whatever doesn’t happen is for the best.”

Do you meditate or have a personal mantra?  I would LOVE to hear from you!  Leave a comment below and let me know.

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