Despite extended absence or sabbatical or otherwise, life and learning go on.
There is no pause button.
Only redirected focus.
And focus can de distributed but not without the consequence of reduced intensity.
And when you come back to the task at hand (the one that actually matters) you will be stronger from the break.
Because in the break,
And in the travel,
Perspective is gained.
And without perspective
All appears blandly the same.
What would it feel like
On a cellular level
If you’d reached the pinnacle
Of whatever you’ve imagined
And longed for
your entire life?
Perhaps it’s a job
Or financial status.
Perhaps it’s a spiritual ideal.
Regardless what you envision as the Ultimate,
What would it actually FEEL like?
How would you act?
How would you move?
What thoughts would predominate your thinking?
If you were living that life
Goals and aspirations are important.
But visualization and action is far more valuable.
Hint: you’re already there.
Find yourself in a place of wonder
Find yourself in a state of rapture
Of awareness and peace
Find yourself in a creative mood
A state of abundance
An essence of gratitude
This too is possible.
The road is closed.
You shouldn’t even bother going.
Never mind there is certainly an alternate route.
One with new turns.
And new twists.
With new scenery.
And new people to meet.
With new experiences to be embraced.
But you shouldn’t bother going.
Because the road is closed.
And to be a seeker is too scary.
You go anyway.
You risk the alternate route.
You trust that there will always be parking.
And you enjoy the ride.
Because predictability is boring.
And this life is short.
You can thank me later.
This place is called, “Earth”.
It is a planet suspended in the incomprehensible vastness of Universal space.
As a human being, this planet is equipped with absolutely everything you need for survival.
But to merely survive is to miss the ultimate point of this existence.
As everything is provided in a perfect combination
All you need to do is to go within
And realize the vastness of that which is you.
What is real?
The list is short.
Everything else is…
Living in the NOW means to be ever working toward self tuning
Knowing fully that “it” will never quite be perfect
And that this truth
Is the point.