Ditch the shoulds

Many people go through life with preconceived ideas of how life should be. These ideas come from all around us: parents, families, friends, society, and culture.  They are not all bad, and in fact they can be strong guiding forces when we need a beacon to guide us through the fog at times.

However, it’s very easy to get trapped in the should cage. I should go to college, I should get married, I should have children, I should do this or that. We may be trying to follow along with what we think others expect of us, but not really considering if it’s the right path for us. We can become so enmeshed in how we think things should be that we create walls that block out all the possibilities that we can’t see, but are nevertheless very much on offer.

So, let go of those preconceived ideas of how you think things should be, and the universe will bring you gifts greater than you could ever have imagined.