Every Minute Counts
Here’s the problem, most of us tend to focus on the destination, rather than planning and deriving the ways on how to get there. “Life is a journey, not a destination”. A lot of times, we become impatient when it comes to our life goals. “I just wish he would hurry up and commit to me.” At some point, did you hear yourself saying this? Then, you’re focusing on the destination, commitment, rather than enjoying the journey of getting to the commitment. This mindset creates disappointment and doubt in a relationship. Maybe there’s a better way to look at things.
What to Expect After
We’re so focused on the destination, but what happens after? Once you get that commitment, then what? There is always something else that follows. Let’s say you meet your soulmate and fall in love. Then what? Do you get married, have children, buy a house, retire together and spend the rest of your lives traveling for pleasure? These aren’t merely destinations or benchmarks, so don’t treat them as such. They’re opportunities to learn life lessons and they are significant parts of your karmic journey.
Don’t Hurry Up
Don’t rush past the phases of your life. You don’t want to miss the beautiful opportunities to learn deeply and appreciate the moment. You don’t want to speed past opportunities to nurture relationships, forgive those who have wronged you, and to evolve into a more complete, well-rounded individual—body, mind and spirit. How can you find peace and enjoy life if you are rushing through it?
Be Present Here and Now
Buddha said, “As you walk, and eat, and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.” Life is all about being present in the here and now. Consider taking up meditation to practice being present. It will teach you how to slow down and enjoy your journey. If you can master this, you will have a well-balanced mind, body and spirit. Overall well-being will be achieved.
Big Dreams and Little Moments
Having big goals and dreams is an admirable trait, and enjoying your journey doesn’t mean you have to omit your biggest dreams. But you should appreciate the smaller ones just as much. You need to learn all the lessons—big and small. You need to appreciate the blessings along the way—big and small. Take it all in, step by step and stop and smell the roses. This is a more gentle, detailed, grateful approach toward living.
Patience and Gratefulness
When you’re quite old, will you say, “Gee, I wish I worked more hours.”? Or will you say, “I’ve seen some beautiful sunsets, kissed my loved ones often and told my children I love them.”? Approach your life as if every second is a gift from the Universe—because it is. Don’t take time for granted because one day you’ll run out of it. Your journey is meant to be fulfilling, but only if you approach your life with patience and appreciation.