Do you ever feel like you are standing still and not progressing?
I have felt this so many times in my life. So eager have I been to push forward and get ahead, that I missed the moment, I missed the lessons.
I remember being in drama school and being given the book The Power of Now. I didn’t read it then (I since have and love it) because I was too focused on the future plans, on total fast forward & I scoffed at the right now. I didn’t want to be where I was.
It’s a big problem for ambitious people, as we always play one step ahead.
When I was effectively forced to slow down, when I had children, I fought it!! I fought it so much, so desperate to keep motivating, keep pushing, I hated the pace, at first.
After soul searching and many life lessons I have completely changed my thought process.
It’s good to admit growth and change too.
It’s OK to live in the now, it’s wonderful to let go of the reins and see where life takes you. It feels amazing to immerse yourself in the moment and just take it all in.
Right now I’m sat in my car, the girls are asleep and I’m waiting to pick up my husband. Nothing to do but sit, read, write, think, listen to people chatting as they walk by and just BE.
It’s not about not thinking of the next steps or being complacent, it’s just enjoying the process and the journey too. Allow yourself to let go.
It’s taken me along time and I’m a big fat, work in progress, but it feels great when I get it right.