Life Is a Process of Becoming
“Life is a process of becoming. A combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” -Anais Nin*
In life, we focus on goals and reaching a destination. What about the process of becoming?
We cling to definitions, beliefs, our jobs and relationships as who we are. It makes my head spin when I try to figure out me (right now) versus being present, accepting life as it comes and welcoming new opportunity that may come out of nowhere, but has the potential to change your course in life.
Resisting change is a mistake.
During this holiday season, I can’t help but think of where I’ve come, what I’ve gained and what I’ve lost. Some of my closest friends are currently facing heartache and loss and being the empathetic ENFP that I am, it hurts. Yet, I don’t focus on the loss. I focus on the future, excitement and relishing in the surprise.
Let life become. Just trust.
*[I have a thing for Anais Nin. She has a poignant and beautiful voice.]