Escaping the Maze of Expectations


The wandering journey we go through take us to a lot of different places. We discover, experience, see, feel, taste and absorb. In the mind & heart that means that there is a lot to process. Experiences & interactions to digest that can make you feel at ease or completely swipe you of your feet. During this journey, we have experienced that one feeling pops up quite regularly, restlessness. After a while we started to realize how long this feeling has been with us. How difficult it actually is to get rid of these feelings.
We looked deep down into our mind and heart and realized that this feeling comes from old beliefs and patterns. The belief that we always have to strive after goals and achievements. That we always had a particular goal and we always wanted to be better, smarter, faster, prettier, nicer and this list goes on and on. And now that we are wandering without a tangible achievement to go after, that makes us restless. Sometimes, we can even question our journey when the discomfort becomes too big.

The achievements and goals we were going after were based on the belief that we thought everyone had an expectation of us. And we got lost in this maze of expectations, not aware of that fact that we actually created this maze ourselves. There has not been anyone that literally said to us that we had to go to law school and have a huge career. We thought that was expected of us, that we would be a better, smarter person if we would just do that. So we just did and studied and worked hard to achieve that goal. But at the end we did not feel fulfilled or happy, we actually hit the dead-end of the maze.

What is currently happening is that we have found the end of the maze. We took the step to wander and have this amazingly inspiring journey. Our old thoughts and habits can come up because it is a deeply engraved habit, which is why we have this restless feeling. Our mind is still not completely used to the fact that we are not striving for a goal or achievement but that we live life by the day. That we follow where our heart takes us. All that we have to do is be conscious and aware that this feeling will pop up, while escaping the maze of expectations and leave all these old patterns behind us. The journey we are on is one that creates freedom in our head and allows us to grow. The fact that we identified these feelings, enables us to leave our old patterns and beliefs behind that are deeply rooted in our system.

 

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About TALES OF THE WANDERING SOULS

We are not lost, we are just wandering. We love to absorb all that surrounds us, inspire and be inspired by others submerged in adventures and occasional happenings that we love to share with you. Our common denominator is yoga, surf and coconuts. That's our playground and it keeps us grounded. Connected with our true selves, growing and being just the person we love to be. Life is a roller-coaster and the trick is to enjoy every ride. Every bit of negative is a positive too as it brings new experiences and connect us with new people or events. We are learning and having fun. We focus on all the good things we find on our journey and be inspired by inspiration in everything we encounter, these are our Tales of the Wandering Souls. On our blog you will find all the categories that we want to share with you: Saturday Chronicles: A returning post where we will discuss Past, Present and Future with awesome people we meet along our journey. People A deeper and more profound conversation that can be in the form of Q&A or a random dialogue. Just because we are always inspired by people that follow their dreams in life. Be You Displays those things that makes us happy. We love to dress up, enjoy cool clothes that makes us feel awesome within the moment. We are evolving and transforming so just BE YOU today, and enjoy what makes you feel at your best. Inspirational We share all those interesting & worth seeing places we find in our path. Quotes & stories we write, words of others, art, tunes, books and everything that can inspire you. Food Who doesn't want to have a yummy meal? We will share our favourite dishes, our own & others… And of course we will give you the full low-down with an easy DIY. Our Playground From Yoga to Surf and do not forget the Coconuts. We love being active while having fun. From poses we enjoy repeating, to favourite breaks and specific excursuses. Our playground is the place where we connect. Our playground can become yours.

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