Everything is coincidental/accidental, and, "The more we practice, the luckier we get," but expectations and plans still get in the way because things do not often go the way we expect and plan. Each day we step into circumstances that are the result of prior circumstances and culminate in consequential circumstances which generate additional circumstances, and there is no end to it, unfolding, emerging, developing, evolving, evoking, eternally, everlasting, world without end. And we do what we can with it. Make what we can of it. With no control over any of it. Yet, we expect things to be what we want them to be, and strive to have that be the case. If we got rid of wanting/expecting and simply cooperated with our circumstances to see what can happen here/now and working with that to achieve a state of equilibrium with what is happening, we would be doing what the whales and lions, octopi and eagles do on a daily basis, with no opinions and no judgments to get in our way. The difference between cooperating with our circumstances and controlling our circumstances is quite substantial, and we would do well to explore the differences, seeing how we might adjust our goals and methods in ways that enhance our well-being. Wanting/expecting would take a hit, and our motivation for living might have to be rethought, but cooperation not control could have benefits and pleasures worth exploring. It is an experiment that could become an adventure!
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Of course, we only OPINE that octopi have no opinions, but no kidding, cooperation beats competition every time.
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