Stop waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
By Amy Crawford
I saw this beautiful quote yesterday and it seemed timely. Lately it feels, this has been a common theme in my CTC therapy practise; the sense that so many are waiting to get happy, convinced that this goal is only attainable once 'boxes', often external to themselves, are ticked. In fact, it's very much a recurring theme, I've written about this before.
How many of the following statements resonate with you?
"I'll be happy once... "
I find my soul mate
I lose the last 3, 5, 10, 20 kg's
I earn more money
I've paid off my mortgage
I've bought a house
I've got a ring on my finger
I've started my business
I've found my true passion
My skin clears up
Have you stopped to consider that you are exactly where you are meant to be, at this very moment in time? That this life, this journey, every step of it, is yours to enjoy in this very moment; that regardless of the 'boxes' you tick along the way, you'll never find true happiness until you find it within? It's time to give up this wait, to focus instead on those activities that make you feel happy right now. Learn to love yourself, every imperfect bit of you, just the way you are - your aloneness, your curves, each of those foibles that make you uniquely you (because dare I ask what happens if he/she never arrives/the weight never drops off/your income doesn't build?).
If I could touch on one more related and consistent theme in my therapy room, it's that need to know how it's all going to work out. My advice? Let it go. Just Let. It. Go. Because you know what? You have no idea how it's going to work out, and you never will. Beyond this single moment, the present that we are living in right now, we have no control over the next.
Perhaps now is the perfect time to 'plant your own gardens and decorate your soul'.
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