As the suggestion of an internet art buddy group, I just finished reading one of those self-help/discover-your-joy/find-your-real-self books. This one, folks who’ve read it said, brought them amazing life-altering results. What I discovered was truly amazing.
What a revelation to find – in print, in someone else’s words, in a book endorsed by many as life-altering – that I’m already doing it! I am living my joyful real-self life!
There was no epiphany, no tragedy, no life-altering event that caused me to begin to attend to my well-being. It just seemed to happen that I have become more aware of what I want to do and how I can actually do those things. (It also just seemed to happen that I became aware that nobody was going to do them for me!)
I find myself wincing a little when I hear someone groan, “I need to get a life.” This journey we’re all taking – with scenery that is sometimes uninspiring and traffic that’s frustrating and unexpected detours that take us out of our way – IS our life! Since I want the journey to be part of the fun, I think I will dance along my path. I know the view will be ever-changing, but I am looking forward to it. I only need to keep moving toward the life I want and I will be there at every step.