There is No Gold: Finding the Hallelujah Point

We will never arrive no matter which ride we take. So, what if we were to step back and view our life’s pursuits differently? Whatever those pursuits may be, healing a physical ailment, completing a course of learning, finding a partner or traveling to somewhere on our bucket list.

By Lulu Trevena

We never arrive. Let that sink in.

We rush, we hustle, we strive and we do this all in pursuit of some need to achieve—to lose weight, plant a garden, get that next client, have a more organized home, create a family or find a little more peace of mind. It all requires effort and action. We do this to reach that which we wish to achieve and the cruel joke, is that illusion of arriving is but a fleeting brief moment.

Yes, the hustle is real and must be done. The action steps in alignment with the goal are necessary, but “the goal” itself in reality is really a moment in time and then…it passes…gone. We then set ourselves up for the next focus or goal, because inertia is not an option. We jump back on the merry-go-round for another ride.

Does that sound exhausting?

We will never arrive no matter which ride we take. So, what if we were to step back and view our life’s pursuits differently? Whatever those pursuits may be, healing a physical ailment, completing a course of learning, finding a partner or traveling to somewhere on our bucket list.

Up until this moment, most of us have lived as if the end result—the goal—is the “gold,” or so we have been led to believe. Some may believe this is the hallelujah point that will create a domino effect in our lives somehow, and will be saved, exalted in some way. If all the dominoes fell together in life we could be…perfect!

Our desire at our deepest core is wholeness, and we keep getting in our own way.

What if it is simply a matter of a shift—an internal powerful shift—that is available to each of us now? What if we were to ease up on the end result as the “gold” and fill up on the nourishment along the journey? We could satiate ourselves fully along each step with a tangible joy or pleasure.

Our internal focus could be on each step and the amount of joy, fulfillment and inspiration we created for others and ourselves.

We would be able to revel in the effort, revel in the problem, revel in the connections we built along the way, in the repetitive learning, and in the deepest way with the community we build as we journey. We would feel more wholeness along each step. Maybe we could arrive, and that place is the wholeness within ourselves.

The journey we take together is the treasure of abundance, and more priceless than anything. We need each other.

When we arrive whole or we are focused on arriving together, this is the hallelujah point here on earth.

 

Lulu is a Lover, Mother, Home-Birther, Seeker, Yogi, Explorer of Beauty and Creativity.  Aussie born and raised, citizen of he Earth and resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Lulu has a background in leadership, training, yoga, raw food preparation, and creativity. Her favorite word is Epiphany. Lulu is a champion of human rights and a fierce Mumma/Mama Bear to her children. She wants to know you as a human in the being-ness of life not in the doing-ness. She empowers women to have their own voice, deeply honoring all their emotions, and self-expression. Her greatest pleasures are found in quite moments and with those in her heart circle. Lulu Trevena is the author of the stunning “Soul Blessings” book, and “Moments of Transformation” Inspirational Card Deck, a compassionate facilitator of women’s group, speaker and Creatrix of Live Life with Wonder. You can find her at www.livelifewithwonder.com

 

Photo: pxhere

Editor: Peter Schaller

 

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