It doesn’t matter really what goal you set for yourself. Life is all about enjoying the road while getting.. uhm… GOING there. It’s how many gurus put it wisely. If you fancy a journey through Italy you don’t strife for the destination. Actually to put it more extreme there is no journey so there is no end. You just are in the NOW taking in all the good stuff by choice. You love every piece of earth you set foot on. You breathe in the experience. The details of all the new embracing you. Probably you will enjoy most of the new experiences. The new food, the way of life, the type of people that you encounter in this broad new perspective of the world. Right? Right. And sure you will bump into things that you did not intend to happen but still the overall journey is delicious.
But.. we choose to take the bustling bend. If you only look at what we do every day chasing the next thing we have to finish because that’s what it’s all about. And hey! You don’t here me saying that I do not just luvvv to check off my to-do list but this is different. Life shouldn’t be a to-do list. It should be an inspired field of activity of climax. Like a rollercoaster… going down.. AAANNNDD …. UP you gooooooo… wooooohhhhh. Making you feel alive instead of this constant strife. When you are training to get somewhere.. enjoy the training. The growth. The fun you have when you did not yet manage and you laughed about the things that went differently. Seek for the joy in the little things. If you pull in that big client… just that moment it’s beautiful. Ecstatic maybe. But it’s just a moment. So why not stretch it to the length it really is. Why not celebrate the preparty with all it’s ups and downs. And then this. The moment your reach it you will have a little after party but soon enough you’ll be looking for something new. So take it easy and chill! The journey IS the joy.
focus on your fortunes
what I’m trying to say here is. Don’t get stuck in two things. The destination and the setbacks. The latter..once they get their hands on you you’re a goner! Rather see them as a part of life guiding you towards what you do want. Every time you experience something unwanted automatically you will steer yourself to things that are better. Check yourself on this! What experiences in life made you decide to never go there or do that again. Leaving behind all that. And how did it make you grow? Beautiful isn’t it? If you can see the worth in all that you meet with.. then.. you can become friends with life. The discovery becomes just as important as the destiny. Not to say more. You will not feel the urge to dash through your experiences like a fast car without actually soaking in all that the experience has to offer. And then there will no longer be a wish to strife or to arrive.
there will be
only one skill left to practice
do everything you do with dignity
and let the curls of grace embrace you,
all the way through
With all my love,