So much admiration goes out to the 3 year old that says with certainty, “I am going to be a doctor.” Then spends the following however many years studying and training to do just that. I used to be envious of this confidence and understanding of life purpose. Now-a-days I subscribe to a different belief (which comforts the person in me who has always lacked conviction).
I believe that the path is the point. It’s not the end goal, but instead, every moment, every choice and the emotions that are happening right now.
This isn’t to say that goals aren’t good to have, or that our history didn’t help shape the person we are today. This just means that this very moment right now, is who you are and what life is all about. The person you were, and the person you’ll be, do not exist. The only person in existence right NOW is you. The you who is reading my blog. By the way, thank you for reading my blog, it means a lot to me!
If we can practice living in the moment, then we’ll learn that we always have choices. If you suddenly have the desire to go for a walk, draw, sing, dance, swim, hike, run, cook, bike, or whatever tickles your fancy, what’s stopping you? I know we have obligations, but lets not forget the responsibility we have for ourselves, our sanity and our peace of mind. Take a moment to do one thing, right now, which makes you truly happy! Be in that moment, enjoy it.
When I was 18, my mom told me that everyone is a perfectly wrapped, amazing gift. Some people start opening their gift right away, while others wait 30 to 60 years, or even an entire lifetime to share the contents of who they are with the world. When they finally do, they make the World and those around them a better place. As I have come to understand, discovering your gift has much to do with following your passions and excitements in life. At every moment in every day, we are given the opportunity to choose the path we’ll take. We choose it, sometimes so quickly that it goes unnoticed. Other times we feel like we don’t have any choice, but it’s our choice to feel that way too! The idea is to realize that there is always something you would prefer, and to take that path. It can mean being spontaneous, but it shouldn’t mean skipping school or work (unless it does). It doesn’t always mean that you are going to have fun, but perhaps you’ll be doing what your heart knows is right in that moment. I’m starting this dialog in attempt to share some of the amazing and wonderful wisdom that I have come to live by. I hope that by doing so, I remind you of the connection we all share.