You've reached the goal. Manifested what you set out to do.
A sense of joy fills you.
And then the process of seeking, working, praying, trying starts all over again.
The battle previously fought and won is forgotten.
A new goal is on the horizon.
You gotta get there.
Then you can relax and be happy.
But happiness always seems fleeting. Elusive.
Well, it's not happiness's fault.
It's our mind's burden to bare.
And bare alone.
I recently heard someone say that we “never really arrive”. It is my belief that we never feel we have arrived because we become addicted to the striving. So addicted that the “need to succeed” becomes woven into every aspect of our lives.
Just like smoking, drinking, binging and shopping. A constant “need to succeed” is an addiction.
The to-do list never feels complete.
A victory is never very sweet.
A prayer for help is always on our lips.
To heal, all it takes is a shift in perspective. Awareness is a simple, yet powerful tool. Just by becoming aware of your behaviors and how they make you feel will begin to release the hold the addiction has on you.
Self-gratitude is also key. How often do you tell yourself “thank you”? You can praise and thank others easily, but rarely stop to express gratitude for all your efforts. Add you to your gratitude and appreciation lists.
Self-gratitude allows you to savor your victories no matter how big or small. Instead of moving on to the next project, goal or problem to solve, you pause and praise. There is no limit on how long you can stay in this place. Just be. In doing so, you surrender your will to Divine synchronicity and it is from this state of consciousness that the miracle occurs.
The addiction cycle ends.
And you didn't even have to lift a finger, enroll in a treatment program or go cold turkey.
Isn't Spirit amazing?