Most of the time, life looks like above.
No matter where we stand, the grass is always greener on the other side. It’s that little patch of green across the horizon, where the sun always seems to shine.
- A better job.
- A beautiful woman.
- A million dollars.
- A Louis Vuitton handbag.
- A sixpack.
- A surfing vacation.
- A new home.
- A better habit.
- A few more fans.
- A piece of insight.
So we spend our days chasing the light at the end of our tunnel vision. We fight, we struggle, we complain, we throw others under the bus and we forget ourselves completely in the process.
We don’t turn around and we never stop and just stare. Stare at the green all around us. When actually, most of the sunshine falls along the way.
And when we finally arrive, we reach the top of the hill, we throw our fists in the air. We breathe for a second and enjoy the view, but just long enough to realize life now looks like this:
Life’s biggest traps are the ones we assemble right around us.
We build our cages with desire and ego when we could just as well build airplanes made from gratitude, service and being present.
But there is one, true ray of light at the end of the tunnel: we’re free to abandon one for the other at any moment.