My expectations of savasana were quiet and restful, often with lovely music playing, but my reality was very different. If my expectations had been different, my reaction to that situation would have been less irritating to me. If we want something to be different than it is, we miss the moment, we miss the beauty of the present moment.
This evening I didn't want to walk. It's gotten cold. Ok, well it's gotten cooler. I know many people who are excited about the cooler weather, but I don't like being cold. Even yesterday the sun was warm. So I delayed and put it off, until I knew I had to just get out the door and do it. I started with the same attitude of wishing that the walk was like a lovely evening walk I would have taken even just last week. The first third of our walk I had a little voice in the back of my head that was being grouchy. And then, at some point, I decided that it wasn't that bad. It was brisk, and even though we were moving quickly, I wasn't getting sweaty and gross. The cool air was refreshing, even.
By letting go of my expectations, of my preferences, I was able to be present and enjoy the beauty of the reality, of the present moment. And it was a beautiful walk.