Remember being in second grade, or even seventh grade, and feeling confident you’d know what it meant to be an eighth grader or a tenth grader when the time came? Not worrying that you weren’t in eighth grade at the age of 7?
We gave ourselves permission to be wherever we were in our developmental process. Now that we’re grown up, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to know everything right now.
After seeing so many people walk the path of transformation, I’ve realized there are many phases, and they don’t look the same in any two people’s lives. Think of life as your school. You’re constantly learning lessons and growing. While we need to give ourselves permission not to know everything now, it’s important to know where we are in the process.
Every few days I mention the lines above that I once read in an e-mail as we talk with friends about our lives and the way we ride it. We often find ourselves rushing to the past or the future without even noticing. Nevertheless, we are also more aware of how priceless are the moments of being fully in the present. The more we are aware of this, the more naturally we will start making one big moment of Now.
Today I fell in love again. With the city. Everything was there. Happy people. Street musicians. Calm river. The buildings I have seen already so many times yet they still looked so stunning and eternal. Spontaneous encounters with friends while riding a bike. Lighted castle. Stars above. Gratitude for the people in my life, the opportunity to be able to share the present with them. All the beautiful scenes were captured in one simple breath: the Spring is in the air. It is not about what was or about the hopes of what will be. Everything is Here, Now.