Wherever You Are, Be There
by Jim Rohn
One of the major reasons why we fail to find happiness or to
create unique lifestyle is because we have not yet mastered the art
While we are home our thoughts are still absorbed with solving
the challenges we face at the office. And when we are at the office
we find ourselves worrying about problems at home.
We go through the day without really listening to what others are
saying to us. We may be hearing the words, but we aren't absorbing
As we go through the day we find ourselves focusing on past
experiences or future possibilities. We are so involved in yesterday
and tomorrow that we never even notice that today is slipping by.
We go through the day rather than getting something from the day.
We are everywhere at any given moment in time except living in that
moment in time.
Lifestyle is learning to be wherever you are. It is developing a
unique focus on the current moment, and drawing from it all of the
substance and wealth of experience and emotions that it has to
offer. Lifestyle is taking time to watch a sunset. Lifestyle is
listening to silence. Lifestyle is capturing each moment so that it
becomes a new part of what we are and of what we are in the process
of becoming. Lifestyle is not something we do; it is something we
experience. And until we learn to be there, we will never master the
art of living well.