Before discovering the practice of Connecting, I was on a quest to find the answers to the questions: who am I and why am I here?
From my mind, I thought that one day I would get to a destination where the answers to those questions would make me feel complete. As time went on I discovered that the destination kept changing:
At one point it was to “be successful and feel financially secure.” After accomplishing that, I felt flat. Then it shifted to “having a job that was meaningful." So I took a job where I was helping people and felt rewarded in my career, but still felt that wasn’t it.
I bought houses, I was happily dating, I joined organizations to contribute to, and when I got to each of those “destinations” I still did not feel happy or fulfilled.
It was like I was running on a treadmill with no timer on, with the illusion that I will get where I want to go... someday. That day never arrived.
What I discovered is that the mind creates life as a destination that we never reach.
It was then that I also discovered this other part of me, my Self. Unlike my mind, it doesn’t have a destination to get to but acts as a guide, like a compass. I learned that the way to access my Self was through what I now call Connecting.
In my attempt to answer "who am I and why am I here?" I realized that this came from an inner knowing that we are on a journey from our Self.
The feeling that there was someplace for me to get to for my life to feel complete, disappeared.
And interestingly, what started to occur was that all of the things that brought me a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction began to emerge in the now.
I began to settle more into the now of my life.
Today, I embrace where I am without the mind’s noise pulling at me to "get somewhere".
Put this into practice:
The next time you feel like you're not where you want to be in life, notice how your mind is attached to the future. Notice how the mind is pulling you into a destination that it thinks will bring you what you want. Now let it go and then Connect to your Self. When you do you will experience peace as you embrace that where you are now is exactly where you need to be on your own personal, unique journey of life. From your Self, life will unfold what brings you the most joy and fulfillment, not as a destination to get to but as an experience of living life as a journey in the now.
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