>ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOURSELF ? by: SPELSTER @ 20-07-10 - 10:52:08
Most of us are in such a helter-skelter hurry to be getting somewhere. We're working to get a promotion or to get a raise so we can get a better house or simply working to cover the mortgage. Perhaps we're working like crazy so that we can finally enjoy when we retire. We're so busy thinking about what we did, or should have done, or thinking about where we have to be, that we lose the one reality we have : this present moment. At work we're on the next project or the next change before the last one has had a chance to set in. We never take the time to celebrate our accomplishments because we're dealing with the next challenge.
At home, it's easy to say. "I'll relax later," or "I'll spend more quality time with my family this weekend", or "I'll do that someday". Take a lool back over the past few months or years. How often did you "do it later" ? The unfortunate reality for most people is that they get caught up in the habit of being busy & "later" never comes. And that's precisely what it is : a habit. If you don't make the time to appreciate life now, what makes you think that by some magic you'll change when you retire ? If you haven't built a habit of stopping and enjoying life, the odds are that you won't when you retire. Being happy with who we are as we make the journey is not something that will magically happen at some point in the future. IT BEGINs NOW BY LEARNING HOW TO BE HAPPY WITH WHO YOU ARE RIGHT NOW.