Life can feel more like a trial or hell sometimes than it does an adventure. What I have discovered, though, is we create that trial or that hell. At least most of the time. When we can sit back and see life as an unfolding, magical adventure, it shifts the whole thing.
Life is change. Nothing but change. What’s appropriate today may be inappropriate tomorrow. The past doesn’t really matter. It’s over. Living in the past and attempting to hold it – that’s hell. Because it’s impossible. It requires a great deal of energy, can make you sick, and won’t work. As I’ve worked with lots of people over the years, it seems to me that’s one of the big themes for people who are unhappy today.
They are unhappy today because they aren’t living today. They are attempting to live in the past. Expending a great deal of energy desperately trying to keep what was alive. It’s not alive. It’s over. Gone.
A time for all seasons. Each age: 20 – 40 – 60 – 80 – 100 – they all have their own season and their own adventure. When lived fully, in the moment, now – all ages enrich our lives.
You might say “But my past is my heritage, my family, who I am!” Agreed. It is a part of your foundation, not today’s adventure. Today’s adventure builds on that foundation. All you really have to do is stop clinging to what’s already gone and let go into your own life as it unfolds each beautiful, magical day. Tune in to what’s right in front of you – to who you are.
The adventure of life is “ridiculously easy” to find. Consider letting go of the past, and living today.