As our #1 challenge in the 2014 blogger challenge, I cannot think of a more appropriate, or a less demanding blog post. I kind of feel like a cheat, but the answers are so easy.
At the ripe old age of 31 (I know that’s no age, but I’ve lived alot of life, most of it less than ideal), I’ve actually began to tap into into the hook and eye of grace. That feeling you get when everything is okay, not that everything will be okay if you just; lose 10lb’s, get a better job, promotion, raise. If you move to a bigger house, meet a partner, win the lottery or whatever. Only then will life be acceptable.
The point is that though my journey has barely begun, to the point where I sometimes forget that it has an fall back into old habit (it’ll all be better when….), I have started to grasp the importance of living mindfully in the now. That is for me, the key to peace of mind and stillness of spirit. Sure, better health, a bigger income, less daily struggles would undeniably make my life easier, but the fact is that only by living with what life has given me right now will I ever know true happiness. Without that, I will never truly know the lift of being presented with opportunities for personal and spiritual growth, because I will always be chasing the next ‘fix’, the next ‘thing’ that will make my life complete. As long as I am doing that, it never will be.
In true Sesame street style, and a welcome break from me being deep and meaningful (I promise it only happens every so often – mostly I’m as mad as a box of hair) – my personal 2014 will be sponsored by the words:
And by the important people in my life, without whom none if this would be possible (can I have my Oscar now?), my fiancee Jason (otherwise known as J, unless he’s been naughty) and my two beautiful children Cameron and Jessica.
I hope you guys have a fabulous 2014, and I look forward to hearing about your personal journeys throughout the year, wherever they may take you.