Life is good right now. It wasn’t always, and it is guaranteed to go awry again at some point in the future. But despite the fact that I am not-so-recently retrenched, the money is disappearing rather rapidly and I have yet to find a way to create an income, I am content. Surprisingly, I am not worried. I have faith that life, destiny, fate, God and good old Murphy will all find a way to take me where I need to go.
The resounding rhetoric of many spiritual gurus, life coaches, motivational speakers is this one thing: live in the moment. It is a simple concept, and once achieved, rather worthwhile, but it is actually a lot harder than one might imagine. It is an entire adaptation of one’s mind-set and outlook. And sometimes you lose your balance and tumble off the tightrope.
I am content most of the time. Every once in a while I do have a day where things threaten to fall apart at the seams. But every time I prepare to give up – every single time – I get a little nudge of serendipitous synchronicity; I take heart and soldier on.
The best part is that while my stars are moving into place, I am busy enjoying the journey! I am not aimlessly bobbing towards an uncertain future over which I have no control. I have goals and I am prepared to grab every opportunity that comes my way, but I am not so focused on achieving that the everyday moments pass me by.
I can stop to enjoy the smell of the flowers, listen to my baby babble, have some intellectual debates with my almost- three-year-old. Life is just good right now!
And the whole point, after all, is to live it, isn’t it?