There is no pot of gold.
There is no race.
No end destination.
However, our culture treats life as such.
As if life’s main objective is to achieve something.
That “one job”.
That dream house.
Peace of mind.
The perfect spouse.
We treat life as if there is something for us to attain from it.
Constantly chasing after something that appears to be just out of our grasp.
However, life is not a bank to be robbed.
There is no prize. Nothing that we have to “get out of it”.
However, that doesn’t make it not worth living.
Instead, that realization, the realization that we are not competing with each other.
The realization that it doesn’t matter how big our house is, the name of the car we drive, or the logo on the clothes we are wearing – that realization is liberating.
It’s liberating because it allows you to let go of the attachment we have to the end result.
It gives you freedom. Freedom to stop chasing something that isn’t real.
This freedom allows you to alter your posture.
If it’s not a race, how many more people would you help?
Would you think twice about the next time you use your perceived status to put someone else down?
Seriously, if it wasn’t a race how would you play the game differently?
I’m guessing the answer is different than you’re currently playing the game.
The point isn’t that life is a game, the point is that we have the power to choose how we play it.
If your happiness is dependent on achieving “the result” or making it to the “end destination” you are setting yourself up for failure.
We suffer because we desire…