The Whentality: “A Future-focused existence robs us of the magic of the day. Many in modern-day western society have conditioned themselves to believe that they must wait until some opportune time in the future before they can truly live. For some, that time may be the weekend, or when the kids leave home, or when they finally get that dream job. There is an expectation that these “whens” we’ve deemed as our salvation will roll in like pomp and circumstance and make everything right. Inevitably, when these much anticipated “whens” occur without any radical shift in our perceived sense of fulfillment, we are forced to consider that maybe our serenity was not to be found in the future. It can only be found now, in the present, in our conscious awareness. Happiness will always elude you if you turn it into a goal. You’ve got to find it in this moment.”
I recently came across this quote posted on a site and this new word “WHENTALITY” totally resonated with me. This describes exactly what I have been doing for months, especially with this blog. Note, last posting was in September. I would say to myself, I need to do another blog, but I have this or that going on and “WHEN” I am finished with this or that I will get to it. How did that play out? “WHEN” took me to when the two weddings I was going to were over. Then “WHEN” became when our out of town guests leave, then “WHEN” said when we get back from a week trip in November to Seattle. By now “WHEN” was becoming a permanent fixture in my life. I found out “WHEN” loves the holidays so here it is the 29th of January and finally “WHEN” is becoming NOW!
So funny I am always sharing how important the NOW is and in reality I thought I was into the NOW but I was so busy planning “WHEN’S”.
Okay, so now that all my “WHENS”, (at least for now), are out of the way I will take a few words to tell you what has been going on in my busy world.
It has been a rough few months physically and somedays I wonder where is all this headed. Cancer is cunning and baffling! It has been a real lesson in taking things a day at a time.. The good news is even though I still have a lot of physical things to deal with my energy & emotional level is pretty great. My labs all come back good and my tumor marker is still in the normal range.
I have been pursuing an alternative healthier & natural approach in my healing journey (which is a topic to be shared in another blog). It is a slower process but I am seeing progress. And no this is not a “WHENTALITY” statement but a future blog that is in the process of developing ……..
So I am signing off with the following visual and want you to ask yourself if you are “Living A Whentality Life?”