If our strategy is to wait until our burdens diminish, when we are no longer constrained by obligation, when we are finally free enough to do what we really want to do, then we are going to be waiting a very long time.
Because there is no set of auspicious circumstances on the horizon that will make us whole. There is no magical day in the future when our success will be enough for us.
Because nothing is ever enough. For anybody.
And so, there is a decision we have to make for ourselves. That who we are right now is okay.
Altman’s brilliant book on mindfulness said it best:
When we walk without grasping for anything else, we can touch peace and contentment. We can fully embrace each step, craving nothing else, knowing the world has nothing more precious to offer right now.
Without that sense of presence, there will always be some goddamn thing that just barely outruns us each day. Fulfillment will always feel like a distant smudge on the horizon.
Our mission, then, is to become secure enough in our own inner structure. To accept that there is nothing to wait for, except the changing of our own consciousness. And to trust that nothing is missing for us in this moment.
From that place, we can stand firmly grounded in what’s available and possible, right now.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
Do you still believe that your happiness depends on something in the future?
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