A letter from the woman I long to be, from that future “me” that all of us strive for, that woman living in a future life that I hope to someday be living….
Dear beautiful mama,
Slow down. Life goes so fast and I know that you have big plans and dreams. But don’t rush.
You will arrive where you want to be when you do.
You’ll experience life the way you want it to be, you will.
But I have this advise for you: Enjoy the ride getting there.
Connect to the moment you’re in. Savour it.
Your kids will be grown before you know it. So, enjoy them. Right here. Right now.
The journey is sweet. So, yes, keep your eye on the target, keep moving forward, but check out the scenery along the way.
Love yourself for who you are today.
To get where you want to be, that takes knowing how to get there. You can’t discover the route if you aren’t willing to look at your life, how it is, today.
What if what you’re doing right now is exactly what you’re supposed to be doing, because it is what you’re doing?
What if all the steps along the way are tiny little perfect moments of your life?
If all you can think about is the future, you won’t enjoy the now.
And the now is your life.
Each little moment is moving past and if your attention is on something else, you’ll miss the beautiful sweetness of your own life.
You’ll miss out on your life! Your one precious life.
Down the road, when you “arrive” at where you want to be, when those big plans happen, if you’re not well practiced at enjoying your life – in the moment – if you don’t know how to do that, the big arrival will slip away, just like these moments. Experiencing the joy and fulfillment of living a created life will be missed.
Likely, you will have your attention on the next big project, never getting to settle in the life that you’ve made happen!
So slow down. Enjoy this moment.
Yes, keep creating and dreaming and wanting more for your life. That’s healthy.
But pay attention to the road you’re on, that’s taking you into the life you’re dreaming about. At some point.. the road you are on – right now – will be that future life. So learn to experience it today. Practice being in your life, vs. just dreaming about it.
Love your life right now, today, in this moment.