One of the most popular sayings is “Life is a journey, not a destination”. Sounds great, right? It’s not. We’ve all been on journeys, and think about what the penultimate goal was…to get somewhere. A journey implies that there is a destination in mind, a finish line, a ‘thing’ you finally reach so you can rest.
You undergo this journey to celebrate it’s end.
Is that how you want your life to be? To celebrate the end of things? Rejoice that something is over?
To me, life is a piece of music, with each note to be savored mentally and emotionally. It’s a dance to be danced with someone you love while that music is playing.
I’m not concerned about getting somewhere.
I’d rather focus on being somewhere.
The next time your life seems chaotic, take a second to stop and look around. Be present in the chaos. Look for things in the chaos that you can be grateful for.
Instead of rushing around from errand to errand, take a day off and just lie in bed. Binge watch Netflix. Spend time just enjoying the company of someone close to you.
Ask someone what they want to do and share something that makes them happy.
That’s what life is about. It’s not about going from goal to goal to goal. Someday you’ll wake up and you’ll be 40ish and you’ll wonder where all the time went. Your kids will be grown and off to college. Those things you’ve ‘always wanted to do’ will still be on your life’s to-do list.