For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one. Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
I know I’ve spent a lot of time waiting for that perfect moment, that perfect condition, that perfection which seems to be just on the other side of some condition or another. I’ve been very creative at making up various conditions, which turned out to be simply barriers to happiness.
Waiting until everything is clear may mean a very long wait.
I suppose I still do that, but less and less often, and I’m happier.