JOYFUL ~ enjoying the journey as the destination
Day 28 of 30 Days of Adventure
Today, let's be present with an openness that allows us to enjoy exactly where we are—no matter the circumstances.
How we feel along our journey is a cyclical cycle base on the state of our internal environment.
Our internal state affects how we feel, which affects how we think, which affects how we vibrate, which affects what we attract, which affects what we notice, which affects how we feel … and repeat. Adjusting the cycle of life experience starts with being open to seeing it for what is and noticing how we are internally perceiving it.
In today's session, we'll explore how our quality of presence allows the journey to become the joyful never-ending, always-changing destination—in and of itself.
Professional endurance athlete, motivational speaker, and adventurer.
For me it’s always been about the journey, about the adventure & about living my passion—that’s been enough reward for me.
SPOILER ALERT: there is no “getting there”.
By seeing some future manifestation as the source of our joy, we create sensations of lack and feelings of distress towards a destination that will continue to elude us. This skewed perspective distracts us from enjoying the journey as it is, just as we are.
- Do you find yourself taking score of where you aren't?
- Do you feel sensations of lack or less than when making these comparisons?
- Do you think arriving at your destination will be the source of more joy, freedom, or love?
Let's loosen the grip of some future manifestation point and stop taking score of where we aren't. Instead, let's arrive more fully where we are in order to enjoy the abundance that is ever-present.
How can our perspective of the “destination” inspire us to feel and open into what is present for us right now?
- Do your future-oriented thoughts, visions, goals, and destinations inspire you to enjoy this moment?
- Do you find delight in the aligned momentum towards an ever-changing destination?
- Do you open to ALL of what you're feeling in order to discover how even the uncomfortable experiences are opportunities to learn, grow, and enjoy the journey?
The power is in our presence.
As we are present with our experiences (feelings, thoughts, perceptions, …) and merge with what is with openness and curiosity, we inhabit the power to influence our experience. We step out of the limiting perspective of victimhood and tap into the magical (yet, quite natural) perspective of being the creator of our experience. The only limit to what we can experience is our own inner ability to be open to what is and courageously act on our inspired intentions.
I am enjoying the journey.
I am satisfied with what is.
I am eager for what's coming.
I am having fun along the way.
Everything I need is here, now.
I am creating my own reality.
We can't change what is … but we can change how we respond to what is … which does change how we feel and what will be!
By ignoring certain aspects of our life experience, we surrender our ability to learn, grow, overcome, and enjoy those unique aspects of life. However, when we choose to merge with what is, we can better understand why it's there and work with to better create the reality of our inspired dreams. Meanwhile, choosing to thoroughly enjoy the journey along the way!
By acknowledging what we don't like, we discover what we do like.
As we adventure onward, life will continue to present a spectrum of contrasting experiences. Whether it feels yummy or yucky, it all holds equally valuable insight into who we are and why we want what we want. As we notice pains in the body or thoughts that disconnects us from our loving heart or feelings that consume us with fear, we get to dissolve into those (perhaps initially uncomfortable) experiences in a way that inspires insight into what to release and what to create more.
What is one aspect of your adventurous journey you would prefer less of?
What has this “less-than” ideal aspect of your journey taught you so far?
As you release what no longer serves you, what would you like to be open to more of?
Over to you!
How are you inspired to enjoy more of your adventure today?
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