I think sometimes in life we tend to ‘begin with the end in mind’ and it stops us from having Joy in the moment or in the ‘Now’.
Whether someone is planning a trip, going on a date with a new person, taking a new course, or even starting a new job, they will often analyse the situation to death and try to foresee all potential outcomes of the experience. Their thinking becomes so clouded with variables, that they miss the gift of the experience and especially miss the opportunity to delight in a new experience.
By being open to adventure and to new opportunities without expectations or without seeing the potential of an end result, we are in a much better place to receive the Joy of the experience.
Moving forward, why not be more open to new experiences in and of themselves? Perhaps keep in mind that it is an experience and a mere moment in time. The only constant we have in life is change itself. So if the said experience is enjoyable and you want to continue with more experiences like that one, you can, and if you find that it was not as pleasant as you would have liked, you can chose to make changes and/or pursue other experiences. The most important point is to go into the experience without trying to figure everything out ahead of time, which clouds and negates the evolution of the experience.
One of my favorite examples is people when they are dating. They worry about all the details of thinking ahead to see if they are compatible with that person. Just go on the date and be open to delighting in the experience! Let the evolution of the experience lead the way for you to know more, knowing you are free to change course at any given time in your life.
Enjoy…. Be Open…. Delight in Them!…..
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who loves helping people to find Joy in everyday ordinary experiences and to clarify what is important for them to live the satisfying life for them.