I recently heard the phrase “never arrive.” Those two little words stimulated a powerful train of thought, which prompted me to ask myself some questions:
What if I stop striving? What if I simply arrive in the constantly moving present moment?
I’ve lived much of my life in a proverbial waiting room—waiting for things to change so I could finally feel complete. I’m realizing that we are never really complete, and I’m starting to be okay with that!
Years ago, Ram Dass wrote a book called Be Here Now. I think the title says it all.
What if I stop seeking? What if I find?
What if I make peace with where I am, no matter where I am? What if I stop fighting against my circumstances and use my gifts and my strengths instead?
Isn’t life just a wild thing that keeps moving at different speeds?
There will always be a there, but what if we enjoy the here while we’re on our way?
We will always have new desires and new things to be excited about. But there are things to savor and enjoy right now!
Isn’t life all about our experiences? We are always at choice in the sense that we can choose how we want to feel in each experience.
What if I stop rushing? What if I stop worrying about time? What if I start flowing with divine timing?
What if I start trusting life? What if I start trusting myself?
Instead of saying “I’ll feel better when I move, when I fit into my skinny jeans, when I reach my income goal,” what if I start to say, “I’ll feel better now, regardless of what’s bothering me”?
What if I stop all the doing? What if I choose to just be here now?
I have a feeling everything would get done with such ease and flow, and each day would feel like a natural unfolding, free of struggle and filled with grace.
Photo © 2012 Meaghan Grettano
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