All journeys are made up of a progression of many smaller steps. And it is all of these small steps along the way, or individual moments when added together that tell us if we are ‘winning’ in our game of life. I say this because if we are feeling happy, content, and satisfied within the many moments of our journey, then this is how we will feel when we reach our destination. And our destination is the end when we transition from this physical realm, meaning we pass-away, or die.
None of us knows for certain when we will make our transition. It could be today, tomorrow, or fifty years, seven days, three hours, and forty-two minutes from now. But, this is not even worth considering, because right now is where we hold the power. RIGHT NOW IS THE ONLY MOMENT THAT WE ARE EVER ABLE TO HAVE ANY INFLUENCE OVER.
We cannot change the past or jump into the future, not even a second of it. Therefore, it is what we are thinking and feeling at THIS MOMENT that is responsible for the quality of our lives! And this brings us to the purpose of our life….. TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE PROCESS OF LIVING, moment by moment, simply because NOW is when WE HAVE CONTROL over the direction and the content, and therefore, the quality, of our lives.
Being committed to the journey is more important than arriving at a destination.
The journey changes us. None of us is the same person that we were a mere two, ten, or twenty years ago. And because of this, our goals and desires also change. And I guess this is why, for me, setting specific goal-orientated challenges to achieve within a certain time has always felt uncomfortable.
Don’t get me wrong… I believe it’s very important to have goals and dreams, but only if they are not fixed in stone! After all, there is no point in setting a goal like committing to living in another country in five years’ time, and then seeing that country descend into extreme conflict with a neighbor…. or committing to purchase a new car based on what’s currently available and then witnessing the advent of cheap flying vehicle’s….. or committing to live in a moderately priced apartment building and then suddenly doubling our income so that we can afford a serious upgrade.
Everything is constantly in a state of change as our creative energies are never still but always seeking to expand. Technology gets better, economies continue to expand, and our wants and dreams change to keep pace with what’s new and better. And because of this, flexibility is the key to ensuring that our goals remain relevant TO WHO WE WANT TO BECOME.
Being flexible and adaptable requires that we are ‘in tune with’ and focusing our attention on the here and now and making the best of every moment. Because I’ll say it again, this is the only moment that we can effect change and therefore influence our future…… and it is all possible because of what we are thinking and feeling NOW!
If you don’t already know this and apply it in your life, it would pay to spend some time contemplating the fact that: Your future life, what you will have and who you will be, your happiness, success, love, joy, etc..…. or lack of all these things, IS BEING DETERMINED BY WHAT YOU ARE THINKING, FEELING, AND DOING IN THIS VERY MOMENT……. AND EVERY OTHER ‘CURRENT MOMENT’ YOU ARE ALIVE!
So, based on what you have been thinking and how you have been feeling for this last week, is your future-self going to be happy to receive according to the energy you are vibrating that IS ATTRACTING matching circumstances into your life? Or would you benefit more by thinking differently and adjusting some of the content of your life to better reflect the lifestyle you want to be living in the future?
If I don’t make specific goals, how can I know which direction to head in?
I believe we may be doing ourselves a disservice by setting goals based on who we are now. This is the sure way to attract (through The Law of Attraction) similar content to what we already have into our future. Like attracts like….. keep thinking and doing similar things and you are guaranteed to receive similar results!
However, if we want better or different content, we have to first create it with our thoughts and feelings. And here, using our imagination is the key to manifesting better future lives for ourselves.
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein.
So, instead of setting goals for who we are now, the way to progress, change, evolve, and advance in life is to plan for bigger and better things. So, why not plan for the best, to become more than you are now, to achieve more than you can now, and to be able to effortlessly live a life that brings you happiness and joy whenever you think about living it!
For me, this is the destination….. the happiness, love, joy, accomplishment, comfort, ease, excitement, thrills….. all of it achieved and solidified as we go through each moment of our journey by planning for fun and imagining for the best possible outcomes in everything we are doing, and ALWAYS smiling when thinking of our future.
Smiling???? Yes, because I know that when I am happy and content in more of the current moments, that my future is being created out of all these happy moments….. So the destination is important, but it is what we are thinking, feeling, and doing throughout the journey, every moment of the journey, that is adding up to our ‘life experience.’……. and YOU alone are responsible for and have control of YOUR journey.
No one else can live your life for you. They cannot think for you, feel for you, or act for you. However……
OTHER PEOPLE often want to influence and control OUR LIVES!
For many people, goals revolve around material gains and often they will try to get us to buy into their version of reality. These people include our friends, families, societies, media conditioning, religions, etc. The list of people with their own agendas is huge. They try to get us to live our lives in a way so that they will somehow feel better for it. “Get an education, job, partner, house, have kids, mortgage, savings, retire…… and when you have done all this, be happy because you are free to do what you want!
This is living within the consensus reality or a ‘limited box’ of opportunities and possibilities. Within this framework, people are taught to work hard and often even told that it is necessary to delay their happiness until each goal is achieved. Then the next goal is set and its head down, bums up again, and then working towards another perceived future reward. What madness!!!!!
If we buy into this belief, and defer our happiness and joy, it just means that our end goals are distracting us from the beauty and joy that can be found in ALL the in-between moments. Therefore, they are not serving our future-selves highest desires for a joy-filled life.
“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’m not suggesting that we don’t do these things…. because after all, that’s what life’s journey is all about…. the experiences. Having families, buying stuff, houses, an education, travel, friends, etc. it’s ALL great…. and I love it when I am CONSCIOUSLY immersed in, and enjoying, all of these moments.
So, live for today with the goal of making your future brighter!
It’s the process of living life, the journey that is the only true reward. The point of life is not about arriving, (getting the diploma, the new job, finding the right partner, buying the house, having the kids, retiring…..) THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS TO ENJOY THE JOURNEY…. And the journey is all of these steps added together that is taking us to where we want to be…..
HEALTHY, WEALTHY, HAPPY, AND WISE…… We know we are winning if we are feeling great throughout the whole of the journey! And why wouldn’t we? After all, we can never know, see, or do everything! There is always so much more to learn, so many friends we are yet to meet, so many experiences we are yet to have…… and doesn’t knowing this just make you excited to just wake up every day?
Every new day gives us so many more opportunities for fun, to play, to explore, and to discover new and exciting stuff….. and it is only when we embrace life with this attitude that we are truly living, truly experiencing the journey!
So, how do we get there from here?
“We would begin saying, “I’m not ever going to get it done. I’m an eternally expanding Being, and I’m doing great where I am, and I’m so eager about what’s coming.” That’s the essence of the vibration that keeps adventurous things coming, keeps you feeling always excited, stable and secure, keeps you feeling in love with life. All day, every day, count your blessings! All day, every day, make your lists of things you appreciate. And as you keep activating what is working in your life, then more pleasing things on all subjects will flow to you.” Abraham Hicks
Everything in our lives is here because we have attracted it to us by our vibration, (our unique blend of energy) which is made up of the way we FEEL in relation to all subjects. Our feelings are a result of our thoughts, and therefore our thoughts are the beginning of what circumstances we attract into our lives.
Our current reality is only a brief moment in time that we are repeating because we continue to have similar thoughts, have fixed habits, and hang out with the same people at the same places doing similar things regularly. And this is OK……………… if you want your future to be similar to your NOW.
However….. life is full of opportunities and possibilities. You can also continue to do the same stuff AND choose to FEEL differently about it to change your journey and bring about a different life experience……..
How? For me, IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOOSING BETTER FEELING THOUGHTS AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. It’s about knowing that everything is OK as it is and everything will continue to get better from this moment on IF I CONTINUE TO PRACTICE HAVING THOUGHTS THAT MAKE ME FEEL BETTER!
This causes my vibration to attract more good stuff into my life, and when this is practiced often enough, through The Law of Attraction, my life just continues to get better and better.
As Einstein said in the above quote….. use your imagination…… Sometimes it pays to choose to ignore reality and just imagine your way into ‘feeling’ the best you can imagine, feel better than you have ever felt before, just for the joy and pleasure of it. Every cell in your body and mind will love you for it, and if you can maintain a feeling of joy for a short time, and do it often, YOU WILL attract into your lives so much more to appreciate….. and your dreams of a wonderful journey will become your reality!
Wishing you a great life, a life filled with joy and fun, a truly pleasing journey with purpose!