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Gratitude for the Beauty of the Journey

As many of us do, for many years I grappled with living with not knowing—what will I do for my next career, what is my destiny, what is my calling, how can I do something I love and make a lot of money at the same time, what do I want to do, what do I love to do, what brings me joy, what is fulfilling to me?

It’s funny, because I actually love knowledge! I love to learn, to be enlightened, to understand, to be amazed, to investigate, to gather information, to be let in on secrets of life and more. Yet, knowing and knowledge are not one and the same. Knowing, to me, is a mind game, a human “need.” People think they need to know all sorts of things in order to be okay, safe, comfortable and happy. They want to know what will happen next, how they can control outcomes, what their roles in life should be, what they are meant to be doing, and much more.

The reality is that we don’t need to know. If we are in the flow of life, it shows us what we need in every moment. We may work to have money. We may choose to be in a relationship. But do we really need to know what comes next? We make choices in every moment, which lead to new circumstances and other choices. If we don’t like where we end up, we can make different choices.

We have all heard the phrase, life is a journey, and it is. It isn’t about the end game, because that would mean that we are striving for it to be over. If we don’t enjoy the twists and turns, the myriad decisions placed before us, and the surprises thrown our way, what are we here for? It isn’t the end game, so it might as well be the whole journey, all the innings, quarters, sets, and periods.

Sports allusions aside, enjoy the ride, the smooth sailing, the bumps, the highs, the lows, the moments of knowing and the long stretches of not knowing. All we really have is the present moment, so be in it, enjoy it, make the most of it, and always have gratitude for it. A little thankfulness goes a long way for cultivating joy within as well as around us.

Where in your life are you the place of not knowing?

Take a moment and see how it feels to sit in the unknown:

  • Is there fear? Accept it, knowing that it’s merely the ego’s discomfort with lack of control, and move on.
  • Is there excitement for the unknown? Embrace it.

How would it feel to be in full acceptance of not knowing?

Remember that in the not knowing is infinite possibility. The greatest creativity and manifestation comes from this space.

Sarah A. Sporn – The Evolving Intuitive

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