No matter how old you are, no matter what color you are, no matter what gender you are, we all have something inherently in common with one another: we are ALL working towards something. We might be working through pass trauma or healing open wounds. We might be working towards a promotion. We might be working on bettering ourselves perhaps through a proper diet or more exercise. We might even be working on our personal lives by spending more time with family, friends, and those we care about. Regardless of the subject, human beings have an inherent need to master their surroundings, to improve their lives, and to achieve pure and intentional happiness & inner peace.
Whatever our goal, it is important to remember that we cannot rush the process. Bumps in the road to achieving our goals will inevitably spring up during our journey. A seed planted today will not sprout a towering tree by tomorrow. Though it might feel that nothing is happening at first, a seed must grow roots down into the earth before it can pierce through the surface of the soil. As we walk our walk and follow our path, we will inescapably encounter ups and downs; blessings and hindrances; gifts and challenges; trials and tribulations. Like any art form or skill set, we grow stronger over time. As we move forward, we cultivate deeper awareness and patience. So the next time you feel uncertain about where you are headed or you think it is taking too much time to get there, remind yourself that every tiny step is part of the process! Every small and dedicated act is nudging you forward. My mentor once told me, “life is a journey, not a destination”. So, enjoy the ride!
I will end on this, a quote from Yung Pueblo: “I am not fully healed. I am not fully wise. I am still on my way. What matters is that I am moving forward.”