Life is a journey but that doesn't mean we can't reach our destination. I woke up early this morning and took in the beautiful scenery in the State of Idaho. I leave today to head back East. I reflected on this "journey" to several States I am on and realized many of us travel long and far in our minds only to end up nowhere. We keep searching but never take the time to realize our journey is not around the corner, it is right where we are.
Life is a journey, but when you stop walking, you've arrived.
Too many of us feel we need to keep moving, searching for that something just around the corner when in fact the answer is under our feet. It is not some destination or some someday solution. It really is within.
Like my last post "Adversity", it is important we stop looking for the magical combination of things to make us content and begin exploring where we are and placing our roots deeper there. We need to stop waiting for someone to deliver the perfect amount of water and soil for us to grow.
Take inventory of right where you are. We are not Mosses. We do not need to wonder the desert for years waiting for the promise land. Plant your roots where you are. As the old saying goes: "Bloom where you are planted."
The more we continue the "search" the less likely we are to find it. Think of the things in your life you are grateful for right now. Begin the journey within. Stretch your roots deep and long in the soil around you. Stop believing your perfect planting grounds are somewhere else. They are right under your feet.
Take pride in the soil you have now and plant yourself firmly in the present ground. Do not be inpatient. Watch your vocabulary. It is similar to the relationship of insects to a plant. It can help you grow or it can be a parasite.
Instead of saying someday, say today. Instead of saying working on say working through. Instead of saying when say now. Stop the journey to nowhere and begin the journey where you are. Plant your roots and go deep in the current ground. You will find all of the things you were searching and waiting for in your present soil. Happiness and peace is not just around the corner. Your promise land will not be delivered to you just over the next mountain. It is under your feet, begin digging there.
Author: stephen budd