It Is About The Journey AND The Destination

Once you’ve committed to the journey and the destination, there’s no turning back.

Once you’ve committed to the journey and the destination, there’s no turning back.

Let’s be honest. There comes a time in every journey (and for most of us it happens more than once) when you feel like what you’re going for is such a distant object that you’ll never reach it. You think, “Maybe I’ll just stop and settle in right here for a while.”

You hear that phrase “It’s about the journey, not the destination,” and you think that sound good. You’re on a journey, so forget about the destination. And while it’s true that you need to enjoy the journey and be present-focused as much as you can, even the enlightened teacher, Eckhart Tolle, who wrote the bestselling book The Power of Now, said, “Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.”

I once attended an excellent lecture by the medical intuitive and mystic, Caroline Myss. She drew three circles on the flip charts she had with her on the stage. She said that the first circle represented the planet you live on when you are with your tribe in your unawakened state. When you start to awaken and step out on your journey, you travel to the second planet of awareness. She pointed to the third circle and said, “This is the planet of the enlightened masters, where you will eventually want to go.”

She explained that while you are in the middle, on the second planet, there’s a great temptation to stop moving forward, and even a desire to go back to the tribe… where you left when you started to feel out of place but now, since you sometimes feel alone in your journey, you’re thinking it might be better to go back to them. She said that you can’t go back because if you do your soul will shrivel.  A part of you will die inside when you attempt to “go back to sleep” in order to be with and be accepted again by the tribe on the first planet.

I agree with Myss. The truth is that once you’ve committed to the journey and the destination, there’s no turning back. Sure, you can take a rest now and again, but when you are on a conscious awakening journey, you can’t be complacent for too long.


Angela Loëb helps people rediscover and use their gifts so they bring who they are to what they do in life. __________________________________________________________

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