The whole purpose of being is a joyful journey. Savor the moment – right here, right now. If you do not like where you are in life, you always have an option to feel better. In any given situation you always have the power to change your perspective and create a new momentum in your life even if you do not yet have that which you desire.
In fact, it is the desire that creates the excitement and thrill of possibility and forward momentum. Freedom is found in the question, the possibility, the creation of that which you seek. Learn to live in the question and break free of the shackles that keep you grasping for more. Ride the exhilaration of what is becoming in your life.
You don’t want stagnation. If you did, then once you accomplished your goals, new dreams would not strike the flame of desire in your heart once again. You want the thrill of forward momentum, the joy of unfolding, the realization of that which you desire more than you want the outcome. The wise sage, Winnie-the-Pooh, knew this.
“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” –A.A. Milne
Pooh is talking about positive expectation that builds the momentum of life that we are all seeking. It is that momentum that makes us feel alive. When we lose this forward propulsion, we begin to feel depressed and lost. Without the pull of life we have trouble sensing our own life force energy.
When you find yourself stagnate and treading water in the deep murky depths of the unknown, when you have seemingly lost your way, when you feel hopeless, when you don’t know how to get from here to where you want to be, you can always find a way to step back into the question and open yourself to new possibilities.
You can follow your heart back into the fast moving stream of inspiration, desire, hope, and positive expectation to carry you back into the bliss of life. A great experience comes from the unfolding process rather than the final product. Step into the stream of desire and forward momentum and let it take you on the ride of a lifetime. After all, the only reason behind all of these experiences is to have a joyful journey.
Jumping into the full force and magnitude of life can be scary and uncertain, but you don’t have to swim in the unknown – you can hop on a boat to make your journey with ease. When you utilize daily spiritual practice, like meditation, you have the necessary tools to get out of stagnation so that you can follow your heart and the breath of inspiration.