Monday, May 7, 2007

Instant Fix Syndrome and Leprechauns

The media, books and shows portray a problem and a solution fixed in a page of type, within the covers of a book, or in one hour with commercials. We set out looking for instant solutions.The problem is that we can end up spending all of our time chasing the leprechaun.

Among the most popular of beliefs about leprechauns is that they are extremely wealthy and like to hide their gold in secret locations, which can only be revealed if a person were to actually capture and interrogate a leprechaun for its money. (Quote from Wikipedia)

We look for that sure golden opportunity that requires only being in the right place at the right time. That way we don't have to face our fears and doubts or the penalty of failure. We can miss even seeing opportunities because they involve those 4 letter words; work and time.

We can end up ill prepared for what life throws at us. By all means we need to chase our dreams to the best of our ability. Just as long as we don't only focus on the destination. We need to ensure we have a quality journey.

Be careful. The instant fix syndrome is an addiction and like all addictions; it steals away our lives.

We should take time for reflection and thinking on what is happening right now; right here and being present. For that is our life.

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Cultivate the Stillness Within

Is it the Journey or the Destination That's Important

4 conversations:

Comedy + said...

Peter - Your post reminded me of a favorite by John McLeod...

It's The Journey That's Important...

Life, sometimes so wearying
Is worth its weight in gold
The experience of traveling
Lends a wisdom that is old
Beyond our 'living memory'
A softly spoken prayer:

"It's the journey that's important,
Not the getting there!"


Ins and outs and ups and downs
Life's road meanders aimlessly?
Or so it seems, but somehow
Leads us where we need to be,
And being simply human
We oft question and compare....

"Is the journey so important
Or the getting there?"


And thus it's always been
That question pondered down the ages
By simple men with simple ways
To wise and ancient sages....
How sweet then, quietly knowing
Reaching destination fair:

"It's the journey that's important,
Not the getting there!"

Sandee

Peter Haslam said...

I love it Sandee. thanks

Bobby Revell said...

I love the Chinese saying, "nothing exists, all things are becoming."
I think your advice is very healthy
and effective. You seem to plant seeds for those who need them. Great post.

Peter Haslam said...

I appreciate the compliment Bobby