Life is a journey
I am preparing for a 2 week holiday. As I reflect upon the
process of planning, I have come to realize each step provides a
unique opportunity to make choices in the moment that increase my
feelings of joy and excitement. Packing my bag... selecting
books... picturing myself relaxing in a comfy chair...
I can see how easy it is to slip into the “when I get
there, I will... relax, have fun, laugh, rest...” I ask myself –
why wait till I get there to do these things? Certainly part of
the holiday is centered on the travel to a new area and seeing new
things... Do I wait to be in the awe of this amazing world till I
arrive at a new location, or can I stop in this moment and look
around me and see the beauty of my own home?
It is the same with making my wishes come true... why wait
till tomorrow, next week, next year... Is there a step I can take
in each moment to move closer to my wish or dream? Do I have to
wait till I “get there” to start reading those books and
magazines... have a delightful moment listening to music...
relaxing after a busy day...
How often do we cheat the present moment by making
promises that once we accomplish one activity we can then give
ourselves permission to appreciate our lives in the moment. I
remind myself of all those little promises I was given as a
child... wait till... finish this then... once you have done xyz
then... All these promises created a feeling of disconnect and
disappointment... how many days, weeks, months, years will I be
I believe as I move forward in my journey, it is important
to “be” present with the joy and excitement of my life in each
moment. The innocence of the child is ready to be awakened... will
I give myself that gift...
What wishes are you waiting to fulfill in your life? Are
you taking steps to begin the journey? In this moment, are you
ready to be honest with yourself and connect to the joy and
excitement of your life.
Appreciate my life and choices...
Take steps to fulfill my dreams...
Say yes to joy...
And so it is...
Liz Robitaille is an internationally
recognized Louise L. Hay teacher and founder of Wisdom is Within
Coaching. She can be reached at 877-986-5321 or
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