Sometimes I forget this little nugget of wisdom.
And every single time I encounter it again it feels like a slap in the face.
The moment of shame passes as I notice the possible suffering I could put myself through by focusing on what I did not do right. And as I step out of the sticky grasping hands of shame, I lift my head up in gratitude to the universal energy that granted me this wisdom once again. Thankful for the chance to let go of another layer of limitation I have subconsciously placed on myself.
I wait to feel happy.
One day I will have a family, then I can be happy. One day I will have the finances to feel secure and stable, then I can be happy. One day I will be turning away business, and then I can be happy. One day I will be able to completely trust my partner, and then I will be happy. One day I will reach this goal, one day I will reach that achievement.
One day, one day, one day.
This timeline for happiness exists subconsciously in my mind. Waiting for a future date before it can be released. Because I am a work in progress I cannot be fully happy today.
And then I snap out of it.
Today! Today I will be content with who I am and where I am headed no matter the future. I unleash my full potential for contentment, love, happiness, release of fears, and I embrace the uncertainty of now. I will not wait until that magical date in the future when I have achieved that goal. I have the gift of this present moment and I will live in it fully, imperfectly, no matter the outcome.
What are your magical timelines for happiness?
When will you allow yourself to enjoy the present?
To snapping out of it,