This Week’s Positive Word is JOURNEY: Enjoy Your Path

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This week’s positive word is

JOURNEY

“It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey!’

This is one of the most popular quotes relating to enjoying your journey towards your goal. However, if you’re in a frustrating place at the moment you made find it hard to look at your journey as enjoyable. One of the best things to do if you’re feeling like you’re on a never-ending treadmill is to STOP!

YES … STOP! STOP THINKING! STOP DOING!

JUST STOP … AND BREATHE

Take five minutes to sit in silence. Listen to your breathing and then think about all that you have that you are grateful for. Don’t think about the obstacles, don’t think about the challenges, with this exercise there are no buts’, maybes’ or cannot’.

There are lessons to be learned on this life journey, you just need to understand what they are. There is a reason you have ventured on this path and one way to understand and appreciate that path is to be grateful for where you are now.

 Imagine if all that was happening was happening for a reason, imagine the struggles were designed to enable us to move forward stronger than we were before. To believe that we have the power to push ourselves to another level. If you sit for a second and imagine how it would feel to get through these struggles … imagine all that has happened is to help you become stronger.

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Sometimes we have to take a different route to help us move forward, but don’t ever lose sight of your goal, don’t ever believe you’re not capable of doing this. If your heart is telling you to follow a passion then it’s your mission to follow and accomplish whatever goals you feel you need to achieve. Your life is made up of different puzzles that sometimes really do feel like hard work to figure out. You MUST continue on this journey, even if it’s one small step at a time.

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Believe in yourself, believe you can do this. Start writing down daily what you have achieved and you will soon become grateful that you are moving forward. Don’t look at the setbacks, the obstacles, the challenges, don’t focus on the negative, focus on the things that are carrying you forward, because if you believe you are here for this reason, you will continue to push through those barriers.

Things to remember on your journey:

If it was easy, everyone would be doing it

You will only regret the things you didn’t do, not the things you did

Every step counts no matter how small

Ask yourself … what can I learn from these challenges?

Be grateful daily 

DO NOT STOP!

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Positive Words Research – This Week’s Positive Word is JOURNEY

Your Life is Not a Journey With a Destination: Be Happy Now

A film was made by David Linberg based on his favourite quotes from Alan Watts about how the way of looking at your life as a journey can be the most destructive way. Please read his wise words.

The inspiring words from his video

The existence, the physical universe is basically playful. There is no necessity for it whatsoever. It isn’t going anywhere. It doesn’t have a destination that it ought to arrive at. But it is best understood be an analogy with music. Because music, as an art form is essentially playful. We say you play the piano, you don’t work the piano. Why? Music differs from, say, travel. When you travel you’re trying to get somewhere. In music, though, one doesn’t make the end of the composition. The point of the composition. If so, the best conductors would be those who played fastest.

And there would be composers who wrote finales. People would go to a concert just to hear one crackling chord because that’s the end! Same way with dancing. You don’t aim at a particular spot in the room because that’s where you will arrive. The whole point of dancing is the dance. But we don’t see that as something brought be our education into our everyday conduct. We have a system of schooling which gives a completely different impression.

It’s all graded and what we do is put the child into the corridor of this grade system with a kind of, “Come on, kitty, kitty” and you go through kindergarten and that’s a great thing because when you finish that you get into first grade… and then come on first grade leads to second grade and so on and then you get out of grade school you got high school and it’s revving up, the thing is coming, then you’re going to go to college… And then graduate school, and when you’re through with graduate school: You go out to join the world.

Then you get into some racket where you’re selling insurance, and they’ve got that quota to make, and you’re gonna make that. And all the time that “thing” is coming. It’s coming, it’s coming. That great “thing”. The success you are working for. Then you wake up one day about 40 years old and you say “My God, I’ve arrived. I’m there.” And you don’t feel very different from what you’ve always felt. Look at the people who live to retire, to put those savings away. And then when they’re 65 they don’t have any energy left.

And they go and rotten in some senior citizen community. Because we simply cheated ourselves the whole way down the line. We thought of life be an analogy with a journey, with a pilgrimage, which has a serious purpose at the end. And the thing was to get to that end. Success, or whatever it is, or maybe heaven after you’re dead. But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing, or to dance while the music was being played.

Positive Words Research – Your Life is Not a Journey With a Destination

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