Today is Wednesday, and I'd like to talk about wisdom.
Very quickly, without any agenda.
Funny, coming from a 28 year old. Hey laugh all you want, I'm not going to teach you anything. Remember, that's not the point of this blog.
I'm writing to myself, for myself. I realize I'm lucky to have anyone else read it. So if you're here, thank you.
So, something I think about a lot is internal conflict. A particular conflict is how we balance our moment-to-moment happiness with our future ambitions and dissatisfaction with our current lives.
For most of us, we are always thinking about the future, about how we want more. I love dreaming and painting the picture of my future. But I realize it can make for a rather unhappy present, if we're only thinking about what's to come and what we don't have yet.
One thing I fear with this mentality is, once I have that thing that I'm visualizing now, will I be able to enjoy it? Or will I still be dreaming about the future, on to the next thing?
On one hand, I think this is a good thing. It means I'm hungry, always wanting to up my game and achieve more. However, I want to make sure I'm not forgetting the present.
I do enjoy the heck out of the little things in life, but they don't seem to fulfill me or give me purpose. I find purpose and meaning in life by having a mission, something much greater than myself that pulls me, and something I'm passionate about. Right now I feel extremely passionate about sharing my message of Substance Over Style, because it's something I've been thinking about for years, and I know it's been valuable for me.
I think the wise thing to do here, something I need to work on, is developing my spirituality and equanimity. That is, do more meditation or mindful thinking, since that will bring me back to the present.
If you've discovered any helpful ways to balance your ambitions with your current happiness, I want to learn from you!
And as always...
Live with substance!
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