What if where you are right now is exactly where you are meant to be?
Would you stop running from this present moment? Would you realize that right here and now, you can claim all the love and joy that you have been seeking? Each chapter in your story has value and purpose, and as Thich Naht Hanh states so beautifully: “You have to realize that happiness is not something you find at the end of the road. You have to understand that it is here, now.”
So often, we get lost in dreaming of our destination, that we forget to see the beauty, power, and magic of the present moment. As cliche as it sounds, life truly is about the journey, because in reality, there is no destination aside from the end of the road which we all will eventually meet. We have been given the incredible gift of right here and now, and it’s time we began to celebrate this.
This moment is one we will never get back, so instead of rushing through it, can we embrace and honor what it brings? When we take a moment to open our eyes to the beauty and magic that is already surrounding us, we see that we have all we need. If we spend our entire life running towards a goal, dream, or destination, we miss out on all the beautiful, messy, and magical things that make life so special. One day, you’ll look back, and you’ll want to know that you embraced each moment, and each up and down. You will want to look back and be able to acknowledge that all of the chapters in your story held their own unique gifts, lessons, and blessings.
Embrace your journey, embrace each moment, and understand that this is where life happens. There is no need to wait for it to begin, as you are in the midst of your greatest story right now.
Live each chapter of this story fully and authentically, because one day, when you do finally reach your last earthly destination, you will look back and smile, grateful that you lived each day to the fullest.