“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” ~Lao Tzu
It’s so hard to ‘let go’ of your goals or the outcomes you desire once you’ve dreamed them up and even harder to know, intrinsically, that this is exactly what you must do in order to receive what you are asking for.
However, it may not be as hard as you thought.
Life is about enjoyment and following your bliss in every moment (yes, even when you’re cleaning the toilet!).
Oh weary traveler of existential reality, I’m sure you’ve wanted to take those muddy, worn-out boots off and hang up your coat many times. Through the infinite trials and tribulations of your life, have you not perhaps caught a whiff that this sojourn is all about perspective? And there are close to 8 billion perspectives on Earth in this very NOW moment!
Thankfully, the only point of view that you need to concern yourself about is your own.
When you can take charge of the viewpoint of your current circumstance, you have every power to infuse it with an appropriate vibration.
“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror.” ~Ken Keyes, Jr.
Let’s go back to cleaning the toilet…
It’s a job that needs doing, so, instead of dreading it — how about trying out these new perspectives?
- Aren’t you lucky to have an indoor toilet? (saturate the task with gratitude)
- Try seeing the task as fun, be your own Cinderella and relish in the cleansing foam and fresh new smell you have procured! (fill the task with delightful results to the best of your ability)
- If you can’t do any of the above, try putting on some music. At the very least, you can have a good sing-song while you’re at it (make it fun)
This may seem a ridiculous example but it can be applied to almost anything (you can invent your own ways to imbue your situation with bliss).
This is really the key to life as far as I see it.
To follow your excitement in any given moment not only raises your vibration but opens the floodgates of what you do want to experience to remain and also, magically, allows the trapped energy of what you don’t want to leave.
Life starts to snowball into a joyous experience.
Enjoying the journey is easy when you can see that it’s all up to you to experience this life as good or bad. Reaching the destination has its rewards but then you’re most likely going to embark on another adventure. So, literally, you are in the traveling state far more than in the arriving state.
The journey is where the juice is — start squeezing and revel in the sweet taste of every NOW moment.
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