We’ve all heard it before. It’s all about enjoying the journey, not worrying about the destination.
Easier said than done.
In life it’s natural to worry about the destination, rather than enjoy every moment along the way. It’s natural to stress over decisions, problems and what’s to come. How can we enjoy the journey when we’re not sure we’ll arrive at our intended destination?
And just where is our intended destination anyway? How are we supposed to know?
“Intention doesn’t err. The acorn never turns into a pumpkin, or the apple blossom into an orange. Every aspect of nature, without exception, has intention built into it, and as far as we can tell, nothing in nature questions its path of intent.” (Except us humans, of course).
I went to bed and woke up still thinking about this.
It’s true. When we get on a plane or train, we trust we will arrive at our destination. We don’t question the pilot or conductor. We don’t need to know the route the plane will take and we don’t question why the train stops where it does. And we certainly don’t go around asking the other passengers why they are on the same trip.
We just accept that these people are there for a reason. We simply trust the journey and try to make the most of our travels.
If we can apply this same assurance to our lives, we might not stress as much. Maybe we can work harder on trusting that we are on our path for a reason and the people who are a part of it are there for a reason too. And when something good or bad happens—whether it’s meeting fellow passengers, a little turbulence, a delay, a detour or an early arrival—we can work on accepting it, flowing with it, knowing we are still moving ahead…towards our intended destination.
“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” ~Wayne W. Dyer
Thank you for the insight that just stuck with me. Every time I’ve felt myself fretting these last couple of weeks, I stop and think about trusting the journey, trusting myself and most of all, trusting intention.
And it’s helped.