Musings

In This Moment

In this moment, I’m grateful… grateful and peaceful. Not for perhaps the reasons you would expect though. Life balance, surplus cash, career advancement, perfect relationships, profound spiritual understanding. Nope. Quite the opposite actually. I’m grateful because I feel as though I’m finally beginning to get a grasp on the idea that life is as much about the journey as it is the result.

Over the past six or so months, I’ve dealt with a myriad of challenges related to all the things mentioned above. Most significantly, I’ve struggled with questions of faith, peace in my relationships, and balance between my work load and family obligations. You know, the usual stuff. And naturally, it’s troublesome! But after a few candid conversations with old and new friends that have shared similar struggles, I’m starting to rethink my  relationship with this type of worry. It seems as though the very things that worry me, bother me, and perplex me are also the very things that will afford me the eventual wisdom, insight, and perspective that I desire. Revolutionary, I know! Uncertainty and difficulty are not exactly my choice states of being.

Granted, I’m sure I have much bigger, heavier burdens ahead of me and this is all so much easier said than done but I’m content with the idea of that too. For right now, I’m committed to focusing on the present without casting too much anxiety on what lies ahead of me or tirelessly turning over the mistakes behind me. But instead, being grateful for what’s right in front of me amidst all it’s imperfections and quandaries. I have questions and I have challenges and that’s ok.

 

This is all a work in progress on my end. And I’m sure I’m not the only one out there noodling around similar thoughts. So, what do you think?

 

P.S. The photo above was taken yesterday in a lovely corner of my new friend Rachael’s beautiful home. We could have talked for hours and almost did! You’ll be seeing more from her and her Style Story in the coming weeks.

 

 

This story by Hilary Walker 
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6 Comments

  • Reply The Hidden List January 27, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I love your insight! I think we all struggle to put aside “worry” and just give it to God. He’s got this!
    Love seeing a glimpse of Racheal’s cool space and can’t wait to see more! XO!

  • Reply cindy landham January 27, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Great time for me to read this. Rest assured you are not noodling alone. Thank you for the refocus on The Present. Onward & Upward!

  • Reply Hilary January 27, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing, ladies! I’m glad to know there are others out there experiencing similar things.

  • Reply Kevin | Thou Swell February 4, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I’ve been feeling the same way too, though less contently so. I still worry about the challenges that the future brings but I’m slowly grasping the idea that it’s all a journey!

  • Reply Sarah Greenman February 8, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Yes, yes and yes. Bearing witness, remaining present, and knowing that this too shall pass. You are bringing into being a new way of living. Birthing pains are to be expected. Compassion towards yourself while you brave this new path is essential. Good luck my darling friend – your life awaits!

  • Reply Yuko Jones February 8, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Hi, I’m new to this blog and I’m so glad I came here. My husband and I’ve been through some challenging times in the past few years, and I just recently realized I’ve been learning a lot through those challenges. God has mysterious ways of guiding us to the right direction. Sometimes that means going through some hardships. I started my blog about two month ago, and it’s become my creative outlet (and i love it!). My blog helps me stay focused and stay in the present. I believe we are in good Hands, and all we have to do is to live our life fully, moment by moment. Thanks for sharing, and looking forward to following along on your journey 🙂

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