The inquiry is often followed by the thought: “then this will happen.”
I’ll get my next raise or promotion. I will relax…make time for myself. I will invite friends over. I will volunteer for a cause I believe in. I will join a group.
Sometimes I think when I get there (wherever the there is), the event or experience will change my life. I will be different, feel different.
But there have been times that when I get “there,” I am disappointed. There is an empty feeling and a longing to hurry to the next place.
The “getting there” complicates things for me. It raises my anxiety level. What will I discover “there?” It probes me to find answers and to examine the “why” of getting somewhere.
Why do I need to get to the next destination…to rush to find what I think I need or want? Maybe I already have what I require.
Perhaps all I really need is to enjoy the process of going…wherever that place or situation may be.
As I look at arriving, perhaps I am already there…already where I need to be for the moment. Perhaps I have to keep arriving at various destinations and conditions in order to progress to a new stage in life.
I must remember to be in the moment… to relax, breathe, and be patient…to arrive when the time comes.