the Process!” I heard InPower Institute Director, Dr. April, say during a
Spirit Rising session. She had no clue that God had vividly spoken these same
words to me years prior, in 2014. She reminded us that so often we are trying
to get things “done” instead of enjoying the process and enjoying life. This
was an important message for me and one that I have struggled to master.
By the end of 2018 I was
on my journey, finishing one more milestone and waiting for joy to follow.
While I thought that I would be getting a job after graduation, it didn’t
happen. Instead, I was back in school and wondering why I was still not
enjoying the process – not enjoying my life.
spiritual reflection with Lorren Buck, I expressed that I was tired of
constantly fighting for life’s bounties, opportunities and fulfillments. She
affirmed that sometimes we do have to fight. And then she asked sweetly, “What
happens when you stop fighting?”
about Lorren’s question and realized that there were times when I stopped struggling
and witnessed great things come forth in my life. So, maybe there was something
to not “fighting” all the time. This is, of course, easier said than done.
finally began to deepen during a visit with my sister over Christmas break. Instead
of striving for a specific outcome, I decided to just be fully present. We spent time cooking and cleaning together,
shopping, attending plays, watching movies with my nephew, singing a duet in
church, and even climbing to the top of Red Rocks Mountain together! We had a
ball! Finally, I’m learning to take time to enjoy the process and to enjoy my life!