The plan is to be aware of what is happening and what needs to be done in response. Awareness is the key to all that follows. Jon Kabat Zinn and his Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) YouTube videos are the best approach to a mindfulness practice that I know of. No plans, no agendas, no expectations, no opinions. All of those things interfere with seeing/hearing/knowing/doing in response to what is happening in each situation as it arises. Plans, agendas, expectations, opinions, are instrumental in serving what we want and getting our way. And are no help in assessing what is happening and what needs to be done about it in light of what is called for by the situation at hand. This is the difference between imposing our way upon each situation, and seeing what needs to happen from the standpoint of the situation as a whole. Living to have our way keeps us from being alive for the good of the situation, situation by situation, and guarantees that we will be awash in conflicts of interest all our life long. When our balance and harmony depend upon us having our way, balance and harmony are out of the question, and our life is chaotic and storm-tossed day by day. Living to be what is needed is a different life from living to have our way. It is the kind of difference that makes a difference. If you know what I mean.
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Oh, do I ever know what you mean!