Stop Looking For Answers.
Updated: Aug 14
"Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans." -John Lennon
I have spent so much of my life looking for answers. Looking for happiness in a sea of inevitable uncertainty. Because the thing about life, is that we have an unfortunate tendency to always need and want more, regardless as to what we have now. Regardless as to the life that we're so grateful to be living right now.
I think when we're young, many of us are in such a rush to grow up. We envision our life to the very specific details, the fine clear-cut points and the precise activities that we hope to be doing every single day. But in reality, life happens and life also changes a lot along the way.
Our goals change. People drift and flow in and out of our life. Life just happens.
The truth is, we can't always have the answers. The truth is, we can't always know what the right thing to do is. Sometimes we just have to take it day-by-day and trust that the Universe always has a plan for us. A plan that we don't need to know exactly right now.
Throughout my 20's, I've always wanted to grow up. I've always wanted to live fully in alignment with my vision and have it all figured it out in my life. I wanted it all so fast. All because my happiness was dependent on it. All because my self-worth was dependent on it.
I've come to see however, that we don't always have to have it all figured out. I've come to see however, that it's so important to simply focus on taking one step at a time, instead of trying to climb the whole mountain in a single day. Instead of always trying to get somewhere, we can actually enjoy the climb and enjoy the journey.
Because that's all life is at the end of the day... A series of moments that one day become memories.
You see, when we learn to trust we learn to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. We learn to be comfortable not knowing all the rifts and valleys that we may have to inevitably cross, but instead, recognize and accept that it's the very peaks and valleys that actually make the journey of life so amazing, when it's all set and done.
You may not have your whole life figured out right now, but you know what? Who cares.
Who cares if you never have it all figured it out. Who cares if you never know exactly what you're doing in life. That doesn't matter. None of it does.
Rather, what matters is are you fully living? Are you alive? And more profoundly, are you grateful for what we seemingly take too often for granted in this world?
We put so much pressure on ourselves to be something, yet, perhaps we are that something right now. Perhaps we don't need to be anything but who we are in this moment right now.
For so much of my life, I was always searching for answers. But now I know, the answers aren't the key to life or happiness...
Finding immense joy in the journey is.