Sunday, October 19, 2014

Self-Love ♡ Sundays | No Rush

Have you ever looked back in photo albums and wish you took more pictures? Sometimes, nostalgia does that to people like me. I'd smile at the memories, so clear and vivid, but still left feeling like I could have captivated more of those fleeting moments that are forgotten with age. Although it's not always as vital to be behind the camera as it is to just be, there are chances and tools [to capture more photographs] that we allow to slip away into the abyss, never to be reconciled with again.

A large percentage of our lives are spent rushing to the finish line, anxious for "the next big thing" to happen. When we're 11, we can't wait to officially be a teenager. When we're 16 we can't wait to be 18, and so forth. Instead of absorbing moments for what they really are, our minds are fixated on future (non-existent) ones. At last, we find ourselves at that golden hour we've anticipated, helplessly wondering where time went and contemplating what's next.  

Between the goal and the idea realized, there is so much substance hanging in the balance that we miss chasing the final result. Waiting is a game of opportunity; it's perfect time to grow, improve, build, but most importantly, it's a time to really be present and enjoy the process of dreams happening. I strongly believe that the individuals who learn to smile during the wait are happier and are more at peace within themselves and whatever circumstances they may face. And the chief aim of this journey of self-love is to be more at peace within /outside of myself. 

Great things come to those who work hard with good hearts, humble spirits, and who are patient enough to trust the process.”[original quote]

Pearls of the Day: Practice patience. Don't be so anxious for the end result of things. Try to remember that everything that is supposed to happen will happen and waiting period doesn't necessarily mean idle. Trust the process, learn more, keep growing, and build up to that point.


  1. This is definitely something I am guilty of and something that I definitely have to work on. I have a quote that I like to read involving patience. "Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting." I think living in the moment/being present is a part of that. I have some things on the horizon that I'm extremely anxious about so much so that I dwell into future territory, but I am going to do my best to make the days in between as fruitful as possible, that way the future doesn't tempt me so much. I'll be too busy being excited about what's right in front of me :)

  2. This resonates w/ me. Lately I've been trying to get out of my head so much because I too often am dreaming/worrying about the future which I have no control over instead of savoring the moments that matter (the right now). Makes me think of the song "Que Sera, Sera..." and now it will be stuck in my head for the rest of the evening!

  3. Yes, love this. I'm working on a few projects right now and I'm just waiting for the end results instead of enjoying (and perfecting) my craft while I'm working towards my goals. Learn to trust the process...gotcha. Thanks!


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