Life is a journey, not a
A destination is a point where you
decide you should be.
A goal is something you wish to attain.
Life is a journey, a series of
destinations. Each one moving you along to the next.
At each destination you can move
forwards, onwards, backwards, sideways...
We have choices.
When you set your destination in
stone. When you have no-where to head to next, this is when we start
When we reach a destination (or
achieve a goal), we wonder why we start looking over the fence, and seeing
greener grass. We wonder why we are feeling unhappy or restless, we wonder
why that which we have achieved isn't enough.
To be able to fully live your life
as a journey, means you have to always be open to new opportunities, to
follow your instincts, feelings and thoughts with your eyes, ears, mind
and heart all open.
When we limit ourselves, the journey
becomes hard. When we know no limits we start having the best times.
A backpacker goes with the flow
completely, when a city or town works out, they hang around for a while
until the buzz wears off, then they go off seeking the next group of
strangers whom are to become friends.
It is important to have things to
aim for, but they should be in tune with how you feel, that is... have
goals for yourself, not for other people.
Going with the flow
Going with the flow means we have to
stop harbouring fears, we have to drop anxiety, we have to loose all our
personal inhibitions and start doing as we feel.
When we start doing as we feel,
something amazing happens. We not only FEEL better, as in happier, more
confident and more relaxed. But we allow more co-incidences into our
lives... it's almost as though things are magnetically drawn to us.
This is because we are in the
Going back to our 'backpacker' who
arrives in a strange town, suddenly meets someone who knows a good hostel,
the hostel has new faces, these new faces become friends and point the
backpacker to new places and new experiences.
Ewan Mcgregor and Charley Boreman,
had a route on their motorcycle treks, but .. they were open and along
that way they found hospitable and generous people, and subsequently
experienced things that they would NOT have experienced if they had have
planned EVERY SINGLE aspect of their trips.
See, it's ok to have a destination
in mind, yet the thing to remember is be fully open along the way. When we
rigidly plan our lives we literally forget to stop to smell the flowers
along the way.
To be in the flow, you really have
to loosen up, and relax. You have to allow yourself to feel, rather than
think. You have to know which direction feels right, but be ready to
change it when something else makes you feel better.