"Live as though life was created for you" Maya Angelou
It's always been hard for me to simply enjoy life. Although I'm happy for each day now.....letting go and living it to the fullest is something I need to consciously do. I have to pump myself with thoughts that all I have is today.....that this is it....the time I've been given....to do as I want....how I want.....
But sometimes I'm not sure what that means or how to do that...I've been so used to focusing on getting through stuff....living with passion and purpose than simply kicking back and relaxing and enjoying the journey. It doesn't come easy to me. I got to work at it. Really think about it. Make an conscious effort to put it into practice.
I do want to face life different......not with so much passion and fight.....but with more enjoyment. But how do you let go of the drive inside....the compulsion to attain some goal....or purpose....or plan. How do you quiet the urge....the pull...the push to get that thing done or accomplished. I drive myself crazy....living and breathing that one goal....that one purpose. I focus my whole being on that one thing.....until I manage to reach it. I let it take up way too much room in my head.
It's different when I'm out in the woods....in His creation....feeling the peace of nature. But I can't always be out there.
Life is a journey to be enjoyed. Lately I've been hearing that a lot......now to live it.