It’s easier to respect—even trust—the journey when you view yourself as the journey. When you are the journey and the practice, you open yourself up to seeing guidance everywhere, light in everything, and evidence of your own progression and potential with each step you take, consciously, in the direction of what feels meaningful and true to you.
“There is no greater journey than the one that you must take to discover all of the mysteries that lie within you.” – Michelle Sandlin
Letting yourself be a journey is a practice in itself and one that releases the pressure of achievement, replacing it with the joy of allowing.
It’s when I started to think of my life as a broader practice and myself as a living, breathing journey that life opened up to me; or, rather, I opened up to life. This perspective makes it easier to be still in moments of chaos because there’s this sense that all is well, even still. Presence starts to breed progress. Perfection is defined by progression.
Here are some thoughts on being the journey, and allowing yourself to live the journey of becoming.
To Remind You That You Are the Journey…
1. Embody the practice, become the practice: build a core of unshakeable well-being.
Explore the path that you can't separate your heart from. tell a friend
2. Healing, growth, transformation requires your presence in all stages.
“The path of awakening is not about becoming who you are. Rather it is about unbecoming who you are not.” — Albert Schweitzer tell a friend
Related post: healing a broken heart requires intense presence.
3. You are earth and sky, the practitioner and the practice, the universe experiencing itself.
“Sometimes I wake up and my heart weighs 200 pounds and my soul feels 10,000 years old. And then I realize that I’m a journey made of stardust, not just a person.” — Tanya Markul speak your truth
Related post: 25 universe quotes for your spiritual contemplations.
4. You were created to create; create—live—with trust in the unknown, because you are part of it, too.
If you need a little more encouragement to trust your journey, read this post about just that.
Let me know:
Which of these reminders did you most need to read today?
In the comments below, share your favorite notes-to-self and stories of discovering yourself—I’d love to read them!
Share these reminders with a fellow starry soul walking their path.
Contemplate perfection as the progression of your soul, rather than any particular place or time.