Sunday, September 3, 2017

Your Life Is Your Story, Write Well, Edit Often

How do you live your life? Do you rush through the present, thinking there’s always something better, there’s always some goal you need to achieve?

No matter how far you get or how hard you work you always want to get to the next level. Sure material things bring comfort, but they don’t bring happiness. You will always be unsatisfied until you realize that life isn’t about things and status.

Even though you’ve made yourself miserable with wanting, the news is you already have everything you need. Life is meant to be lived. Enjoy where you are. Focus on the best parts of every day and trust that everything you do has a purpose and a place in the world.

You’re alive, you have to do things you don’t want to do, you have to survive. But if you find yourself working for things that don’t matter like a big house or a fancy car, you’ve missed the point.

Today you have everything you wanted to have, but it doesn’t feel like you’d think it would feel. What were you expecting? You grow old and you're feeling cheated, cheated by success. Now you have to make the most of what these days you have left. So you set another goals - you will travel, eat healthy, do yoga.

The list grows, and you wonder how you’ll get it all done and still make your mortgage payment. You work more hours so you can do all this stuff “someday.” You’ve overwhelmed yourself again. You’re missing the point.

You save all your money so that you can retire. You live to retire. Then you get old, and you’re too tired to live up to the expectation you had of retirement.

There’s always hope, an expectation, always something that has to be done. You pushed aside living so that you could live up to a hope that doesn’t exist. To live, you’ve got to let hopes and expectations go.

Stop wanting more, be grateful for today. Live in the moment. Cherish your life and the time you have in this world. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, then it wasn’t meant to; let it go. You think if you don’t interfere it won’t happen.

Life is meant to be fun. It doesn’t go anywhere it just is, here, in this very moment. It is easy and effortless, but you rarely recognize it for what it is.

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