The Destination Is The Journey

Enjoy the journey.

All too often, we get our sights set on a specific outcome or goal and everything else between now and reaching the desired destination becomes a lot less important.

We all have the ability to take a step back and realize that every single passing moment is as valuable as the next. As a matter of fact, the only moment that ever truly counts is the moment we are experiencing right now. Every other moment is either a memory or an idea projected into the future. In other words, no moment is real except the present.

When we put more importance on a moment in the future, we depreciate the current moment.

Of course this does not mean to wander aimlessly through life with no goals. A sense of purpose can and does add tremendously to our experience. But realizing that the present is just as valuable as the goal (if not more) increases the overall joy and peace we may feel all the time.

We are here. We have arrived. No matter where we are, we are home.

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Val said...

Great post. I can't add anything to what you wrote. Well done!

Anonymous said...

Really nice, C. Om. You know I am in total resonance with everything you've written here. I read on a fellow blogger's website a while back:

"Be Happy for this moment. This moment is your life."

C. Om said...

Val, thank you!

molly, beautiful quote! Thank you.