Monday, January 25th, 2010 | Author:
Enjoy the Journey

Enjoy the Journey

It doesn’t matter who you are, how popular or how hated, how rich or how poor, ultimately, every single night of your life, there is only one person you have to sleep with. You.

Your spouse can send you to the couch or kick you to the curb, but only you can make peace with yourself.

The road through life is long, if you’re lucky that is. And if you’re not so lucky and life turns out to be short, then all the more reason not to waste a single moment regretting the past or fearing the future. On any long journey there will be ups and there will be downs. Some days seem perfect, and others are disasters. But no matter how your day goes, when the dust settles and you’re alone with only your thoughts in the still of the night, are you at peace?

If not, then you are neglecting the most important relationship in your life. If you can’t find peace with yourself, then you will not likely find peace with anyone. Sure, there will be those who are peaceful with you… but you know in your heart that they only make peace because they are pacifists. So you discount them, you don’t respect them, and their peace, being a product or their weakness and not of your merit, means little to you.

So then, are you happy to be you? Would you truly be a different person? Are you happy with your life?

Here’s a secret: if you are satisfied with your life, satisfied with who you are and where you are going, then you don’t have to get to where you strive to be to enjoy life.

And here’s an even bigger secret: Only you can let yourself be happy. Only you can let yourself enjoy life. Unless you are jailed for a crime you didn’t commit, and really even then too, so I guess that means there really are no excuses at all. Only you have the choice to enjoy yourself. Nobody can make that choice for you, and nobody can take it away from you. They can try, oh how you can bet they’ll try. Some people will do anything and everything in their power to make you miserable. But ultimately, they can only make you miserable if you let them.

So what’s the point? The point is simple. If you haven’t yet been able to get right with yourself, now is the time to step up and do it. And if you find yourself at peace with who you are, then it’s time to take back your own happiness, your own satisfaction, your own pleasure on this long road that you travel.

It’s time for you to go in peace. It’s time for us all to go in peace.

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4 Responses

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    Mac Man 

    Blog looks great! Always looking for motivating blogs to keep mine going!

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    C Brakewell 

    Good points raised here, (well, what I could read of it). I am color blind (deuteranopia to be precise). I mostly use Opera browser (no idea if that changes anything), and a lot of this web page is a bit of a strain on my eyes. I know it is my problem to deal with, in truth, however it would be cool if you could consider color blind visitors while undertaking your next webpage design.

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    John-Paul Miller 

    Thanks for the comment.

    Honestly, this template is temporary… I just picked the best template I could find from the freebies to get things started.

    We’re going to be moving to another template eventually (a complete blog new platform in fact, one that supports discussion forums for the participation groups that will be needed for the program participants…)

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