Delicious Paths to Desire

Bonnie Johnson's PostI’ve been thinking lately about how the journey to what you really want in life is the really fun part.  Isn’t it the desire that fuels you to obtain whatever you are striving for that is truly the sweetest part?  Yes, it does feel fantastic to want something strongly and after working hard finally have it in your grasp. But when I’m really honest with myself I realize that the best part of reaching a goal is the “path” to the goal.  It’s the feeling of anticipation and determination that is delicious.  I have always been struck at how I feel, having reached a goal, when there isn’t a full symphony orchestra playing and fireworks to celebrate.

Don’t get me wrong, there is always an exhilarating feeling of accomplishment and sometimes relief but once I’m there I’m looking for the next thing.

I think this is because as I’ve been climbing that mountain (metaphorically) I have been learning new techniques and new ideas and so new desires are always forming.  I’m always changing and so my knowledge and experience is always expanding which leads to new ideas and new goals and a new path to obtaining them.

Can you imagine how disappointing life would be if you actually “got there” or “made it”?  If you worked really hard at reaching a goal, you finally reached it, had a little celebration but then realized…that’s it.  That’s as far as you get to go.  Thanks for coming out but you’re done now.  Go home, there’s nothing more for you.

I am beginning to appreciate the small moments it takes to get to each new desire.   Every step of the way is savored.

That’s my deep thought of the day.  This is what happens when I get up at six am and sit alone quietly, surrounded by nature, while sipping my tea.