Life is a journey, not a race. Paulo Coelho
When I read this quote recently it somehow hit me like a ton of bricks. Do you know this; when everyone is saying the same things over and over again and you WANT to believe it because you KNOW it’s true, but you can’t fully embrace it? And suddenly this small quote on Facebook changes everything. Life is a journey, not a race. What the hell am I hunting? What do I escape from and why? What am I chasing and never truly reaching? It’s like I finally found the break in my car of life. And finally found the courage to slow down. To embrace whatever is in front of me. Right now. One thing at a time. It probably needs some more than just understanding, but I feel that this is the missing piece I didn’t know was missing: letting go of the rush. Setting boundaries. Protecting myself from over-hustling.
My shoulders are tense from pressure, my head aches from too many impressions, too many plans and too less time. So it’s time to release. To let go of some expectations and to fully embrace the journey I am on.