The Denver Colorado recording artist Nathaniel Rateliff released a hauntingly beautiful song called - And It's Still Alright. It came out just as COVID 19 was changing everything and turned most people's lives upside down.
In one of the lyrics, he sings:
"times are hard
and you get this far
but it ain't the way that you want".
How many can relate to this achingly beautiful verse?
We work so long, so hard, we travel far and wide, invest so much money and time chasing what we think will bring happiness. Still, we are not satisfied; we suffer, continue the chase, pursue that shiny new thing or that new relationship, new job, always hoping that we will be happy when we get there.
Why can't we get "there," and where the hell is "there"?
There are many quotes about life being about the journey, not the destination, and while they all might sound a little cliche' at this point, Are there more valid words that have been spoken?
We spend most of our time regretting the past, worried about the future, or fearful of what people think of us, that we forget to be present, that being in this moment is the goal, is God.
Every morning, I have a daily meditation practice in my 1st hour of the day. I spend time quieting my mind, following my breath, setting my intentions, and being grateful for all this goodness in my life.
When you start your day from this place, you can re-visit it that moment at anytime and feel that calm, breath deep and focus on gratitude!
The line that follows that verse is, "I'll be damned if that old man is starting to count his losses."
No one should ever get to the point in life where they need to count losses.
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