Life is a journey, not a destination. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
How many times have you heard that quote, and of those times, have you ever really let it sink in? We are never going to arrive; we are always going to be working to get there. That's what it's saying.
Do you remember when you were young, and you pictured yourself as an adult? There was a place you always ended up; where you got everything you wanted and lived in the world of your dreams? I am here to tell you, that it's not real.
Life is transient and even if you did arrive, it would never stay the same because of the ebb and flow of living, which would forever be creating ripples in your peaceful pond.
So, if life is all about the journey, how do we get 'there'? We are 'there'. Every day we work for what we want, is one more day that we're choosing to live our lives rather than letting them pass us by. It's the understanding that the destination is actually the sum of the moments, and that the best we can do is learn to make the most out of them, and that's when we will have arrived.