It’s easy to fall in love with the GPS version of the universe.
There, just ahead, after that curve. Drive a little further, your destination is almost here.
Done. You’ve arrived.
Of course, that’s not how it works. Not our careers, not our relationships, not our lives.
You’ve always arrived. You’ve never arrived.
Wherever you go, there you are. You’re never going to arrive because you’re already there.
There’s no division between the painful going and the joyous arriving. If we let it, the going can be the joyful part.
It turns out that arrival isn’t the point, it can’t be, because we spend all our time on the journey.
Source: Seth Godin
If we can keep ourselves present in the moment instead of wishing or regretting, things may just seem a little easier? why? you ask. Well, being present allows us to be fully in the moment; without having to worry about the ‘what if’s’ and ‘shoulda’ mindset. When any event or circumstances presents itself, if we can just commit to being present, we might just be able to deal with/accept what’s happening with less stress, hence, making things a little easier.
Conversely, being present allows for greater joy in not missing what’s really important to us. Its cliche, but life is a journey. So stop and smell the roses, you never know when your final destination will arrive.