I have realized that vague ambitions bring a lot of anxiety and despair to life.
I have lived all my life with these ever-present and unclear desires to be better, get to a better place, and live a better life. I kept dreaming of better and more.
Without being conscious of it, I had constantly put myself in places of dissatisfaction and unhappiness. It was almost as if I had been practicing, throughout my life, day in and day out, to get good at feeling unfulfilled, unsatisfied, and unhappy. All those desires didn’t allow me to enjoy who I was, what I did, and what I had already achieved. All those desires removed me from the present. I kept thinking about what my life should be, without paying attention to what my life was. I was not counting the blessings that surrounded me. I wanted to do more, have more, and be more. I was not being grateful. I was not enjoying life.
Now I have realized that by practicing gratitude — when I am grateful with the present — I become happier. And by being happy, I develop a positive attitude that helps me do more, achieve more, and have more.
Today, I solemnly declare that I will continue to pursue my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development, but with the peaceful understanding that I don’t need to do anything else, have anything else, or be anyone else.
Today, I solemnly declare that I am happy, content and satisfied!