Sometimes we don’t recognize the great blessings we have, because we have a set belief on what a good life should be. – Mooji
The Four of Cups in the tarot shows a young man sitting under a tree on a mountaintop, far from others. In front of him are three empty cups on the grass, while another cup is being offered to him by a hand in the air.
However, the man has crossed his arms and legs and is only focused on the three empty cups. Because of this, he cannot see the full cup that is being presented to him by the outstretched arm.
Brene Brown says that often we attempt to appear more whole or more acceptable to others by trying to ignore or disown our difficult stories and experiences. But our wholeness and our wholeheartedness actually depend on the integration of all our experiences, including our falls and our failures.
When I am only focused on what I don’t have, I miss the teachings and wisdom that life offers me. The more I let go of what I think life should look like, the more I receive the support, abundance, and flow of the entire universe.
To trust in this each and every day is our greatest freedom.