It’s easy to forget.
It’s easy to forget, when we don’t intentionally look at the richness surrounding and to the horizon in front of us.
We temporarily forget about the blessings in our lives—the many little things we take for granted—and about our most coveted hopes, goals and dreams. When we forget it’s because we’re too focused on the weeds.
The weeds are distracting, and they lead us down a harried, knotted path that’s damaging to our well-being.
Amidst the day’s frustrations, task list and unexpected occurrences, weeds often appear bigger than they really are. We’re pulled away from the essential and focused on pulling out the weeds around us. With one hand grasping an offending weed, we see yet another weed, and then another.
There are periods of time when we’ve spent days or weeks pulling at weeds with minimal respite. Exhausted. Frustrated. Wondering what we’re doing all this for.
Good question. What are we doing all this for?
Perhaps this sounds familiar to you. All of us have lost touch at some point with what’s really important while keeping up with the day to day demands.
It’s easy to forget the little treasures and moments that lift the spirit. When we forget, we lose sight of the vision that inspires what we’re working towards.
It’s easy to forget if we don’t intentionally remind ourselves to pause, breathe and remember.
Remember that time when your worries disappeared in a moment of pure tranquility and joy? Remember the moment when you felt quiet pride and fulfillment of what you’ve accomplished?
Do you remember seeing yourself happy, laughing with the people you love while doing what you most enjoyed? When was the last time you remembered that your future vision is completely within your control and nearer than you think?
It’s important to remember these essentials.
What we spend the most time thinking about is what we give energy towards. When we focus on the weeds, we will see and create even more weeds.
This is what I’ve learned and know to be true. This is what I have to periodically remind myself of, because I’m particularly prone to forgetting when life gets busy.
The feelings of hurry and lack of time are indicative that you’ve been spending too much time in the weeds.
So spend intentional time thinking about what you love, enjoy, and desire. Block off time to dream, visualize and reconnect with the vision you’re working towards.
Even when you feel like you’re pressed for time, spending intentional time to remember the essentials will create more energy and space for what you actually want. It will reduce the clutter weeds inevitably bring to our vision and peace of mind.
Remembering will rejuvenate your energy and bring you back towards what’s truly important.
It’s easy to forget. And bound to happen to many of us throughout the journey of life. But when we forget, all we need to do is to pause, breathe and remember.