Does this sound familiar?
“When I reach a specific point in my career, then I will start having more fun.”
“Once I lose these last ten pounds, then I will buy that great dress.”
“I’ll start traveling once I retire.”
“Nurturing myself will start happening once I raise my kids.”
“I’ll be happy once I ___________”
How often do we push away happiness in the present moment because we must first “get to the end of the story” in different areas of our lives?
Let’s face it. Once we run through that finish line with one goal, another race begins. There will always be new “to-do lists,” new responsibilities, and new desires.
What would happen if we put these “life restrictions” aside for a moment? Imagine simply making the choice to be happy NOW, to begin following your passions NOW, to begin living… in the “NOW.”
“Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.” ~ Eckhart Tolle