The Journey of a Traveler: Learning to Live in the Moment

As I sit and reflect, I realize that I am constantly engaged in thoughts of achieving more and pushing myself further. I realize that I am running for others' expectations and validation, but I make a decision to let go.

The Journey of a Traveler: Learning to Live in the Moment
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As I sit here and contemplate, I can't help but think about the past few weeks. Did I truly take a break? Or was I constantly engaged with thoughts of what I should be doing, what I could be doing better, and how I can achieve more in the future?

The truth is, I struggle with taking a break. I'm always so focused on achieving more and pushing myself further that I find it hard to let go and relax. But why is that? Why is it so hard for me to let go of the future and live in the present?

As I think about it, I realize that I am running for someone other than myself. I'm running for others' expectations, for their approval, for the validation that I am doing something worthwhile. But in the end, will it even matter? The people I am running for will forget me when I am gone, and all that will be left is what I have accomplished.

It's hard for me to come to terms with this reality, but I realize that in the end, my actions and choices should be for myself and not for others. I am not here to fulfil others' expectations but to live my own life.

Ask Better Questions
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So, I ask myself, why am I burning myself out? Why am I sacrificing my present for the sake of a future that may or may not come? The answer is simple: I am not living like a traveller. Traveller lives in the present and cherishes what they have now and what they can do with it. They don't focus on the uncertainty of the future, but rather make the most of their current journey.

I make a decision to let go of the future, to let go of the uncertainty, and to bring myself back to reality. I will live like a traveller, cherishing each moment and making the most of what I have now.

In conclusion, I urge you to take a step back and think about your own journey. Are you running for yourself or for others? Are you living in the present or sacrificing it for the sake of the future? Remember to let go of the uncertainty and live like a traveller. Cherish each moment and make the most of what you have now.

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