I Accept The Journey Of My Life

I have to be just a bit careful with myself on this category.  While I often go by the recovery motto of "accepting things as being exactly the way they are supposed to be at this moment," and being fairly content with myself and where life has taken me so far, there is another half to this scenario.  That is, although things may be fine at this moment, I do not adhere to things being static.  Life becomes a pattern we all get used to, and hopefully it is one that provides us with a modicum of comfort and security.  Yet to stay within that space, at the risk of not growing and developing oneself, even if it's little changes and chances for improvement, is not healthy.  I can abide being content, but not being dull.

In the sense that I do not believe there is a magic formula that will drive all the monsters and demons away, which I have to maintain a healthy balance between the good things and bad things in my life, habits, and attitudes, I do accept life as it is.  But allowing that space to be my final destination is not acceptable to me.  It's the journey that is more important, even in those moments when that journey becomes a still pool.
UnderEli UnderEli
46-50, M
1 Response Jul 10, 2010

I agree with you. I accept things, external things mostly, even though I don't agree with them a lot. But I'm in control of my own path, and that's great. However, my own path can get overwhelming, almost unbearable at times. I'm sure others feel the same. I could think differently and be more positive, but then I wouldn't be myself.