As 2019 ends and 2020 emerges a new decade begins! I wonder what’s in store for us. There are so many possibilities, aren’t there? I’ve been reflecting on who I am now and who I’ve been. Also visioning who I want to become. My vision is to become more of my authentic self – LOVE – and let go of what’s not! It’s a journey isn’t it?
Have you heard the phrase “It’s the journey and not the destination”? I believe this. So many people want to know clearly what the end result or destination is. In fact, for many years, I did too. Many people ask, “What’s my purpose? Why am I here?” Now, I realize that there are many possible futures for each one of us that are determined by the choices we make on our journeys. It’s the journey that’s important. Does this make sense?
Through the years I’ve thought about my journey being more important than a specific destination. Many of you may be familiar with Paulo Coelho, Brazilian lyricist and novelist who is well known for his novel, The Alchemist. Recently I saw a quote from him that really resonated. He said, “We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpool of infinity! Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”
I’ve evolved and changed what I believe on my journey. I’ve learned to accept myself and others in ways that I didn’t before. My heart has opened in ways that I now can laugh at myself, not take myself too seriously, express my feelings, love myself more, and be more vulnerable. I feel that being here to experience a full range of emotions is also part of the journey. I have to say that I haven’t quite let go of all of my desire to “control” outcomes though! LOL
I’ve asked myself and will ask you, “How will the journey change if you embrace the belief and feel that your life is eternal? How will interactions with others change when you are more conscious and thoughtful as you encounter, meet, love and share yourself with them?”
As I’ve reflected on these questions, I’ve found that my perspective has shifted. I’m more conscious and choose to remain more in the present moment. This doesn’t mean I don’t hold a vision for the future. I don’t dwell on it or the past. I’ve noticed that I make deeper connections with others and have deeper meditative experiences. There are moments, during meditation, when I feel my physical body limitations shed and I become the universe where all answers reside. I become the cosmic traveler in those moments! Have you ever experienced this?
I realize how precious life and this moment is. As Paulo Coelho said, “It is a little parenthesis in eternity.” The opportunity to move forward into 2020 more consciously is a gift! Every choice made will determine the next experience on the journey. Be the best you can be. It’s yours to create!! Have a safe and Happy New Year!!
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