|Journal Page by Laura Bray|
Yesterday, I came across a new blog, Zen Habits and, in the process of reading the blog, I stumbled onto Leo's post about Quashing the Self-Improvement Urge. It had a strange effect on me. It brought up feelings that I quickly pushed away because they made me a little nervous and uncomfortable.
|Journal page by Laura Bray|
One would think this would bring on a huge sense of joy. I, on the other hand, started to hyper-ventilate. The thought that I don't have much else to work on was terrifying. Where was my purpose in life? What would I do with my time? What would I obsess and worry about? What would I fight for?
Then the Zen Habits post came rushing back into my mind. What if I spent my time, being happy about where I am? Enjoying all this bounty in my life? What would happen if I took a break from being better and just rested on my laurels? While that sounds like an optimal way of life, it's a hard concept to accept. I keep feeling off-center since I broached the subject. I find myself searching for things I could still "work" on. But I'm happy the seed has been planted. And I'm hoping I will be take it to heart.
So what about you? Do you continually self-improve? Or do you take the time to enjoy all that you have achieved? Just for the record, I think you are perfect. Just the way you are. So take some time today to revel in that, will you?