September 26, 2018
I used to spend a lot of time working to find inner peace so I could start living my real life. I worked with determination for the life I thought I wanted to be living. Once there my life would certainly become interesting and more enjoyable. I would make a difference and do things that mattered. My hard work would pay off and my life journey would be easier if I just did this or that. I thought I was marching towards happiness, but in reality I wasn’t seeing life clearly. I was more like a little boy with 20/20 vision who decides to put grandma’s bifocals on and navigate around the house. Everything is distorted and he ends up with a headache and feeling dizzy.
We spend so much time trying to see what piece is ‘missing’ from our life, and plotting the right course to get somewhere else because being in another place seems to always be better than the one we currently stand in. But we never seem to find the missing piece or get to a better place so we keep searching, blindly, like the little boy wearing grandma’s glasses.
Looking for what you don’t have is called blindness. Seeing all that you have in your life, right in front of you, is called seeing. If we learn to see, there will never be a missing piece, or a better place to be because all the things that really matter become clearly visible.