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Are You Enjoying the Journey?

Posted on January 25, 2010

I received this quote recently:

People say, “The joy is in the journey,” but they rarely understand what they are saying. You are in this focused time/space reality with goals and objectives that call you because as you identify a desire it literally summons life through you. Life summoning through you is what it’s all about –it’s not the completion of anything.

From Abraham of Abraham-Hicks

Excerpted from the workshop in Chicago, IL on Sunday, November 1st, 1998 #323


As always with Abraham in my life, the quote was timely as I have been struggling with some choices that are really hard and unpleasant for right now but are supposed to bring high yield results in the future. I have been very uneasy in my heart with such choices without really being able to justify to those around me why I would want to walk away from such good logical, rational decisions. And I speak as a responsible single Mom of three who had to plan and prioritize and make very practical “miracles” happen for years. I am not coming from a totally airy-fairy lalaland sort of perspective.

Here is why the logical, rational, painful choices have bothered me: because each day of the journey is really a brick that we build our lives with. So if the journey is bitter and arduous and we build the foundations of our lives on something bitter, difficult and painful, how are we going to enjoy the end result? How are we going to enjoy being in a place built on a vibration of pain? It will be too late by then and the sweetness will be gone.

Of course the other way is to accept, to forgive, to learn and change until what we are going through becomes a breeze instead of being arduous. Then we are always in a vibration of love and we build our foundation on love and cooperation.

The journey IS all there is, as we never really ‘get there’, not even when we leave our body and move into eternity. So enjoying the journey as opposed to betting everything on some ‘destination’ really becomes paramount.

Are YOU enjoying the journey? And if not, what can YOU do to change that?

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