Through most of our lives, not much excitement occurs. Yet often we go through the process of life waiting for and anticipating those “juicy” moments of temporary excitement.
In all our anticipation for those juicy moments, we often forget (or sometimes don’t even don’t realize) that we end up spending most of our time in waiting and in anticipation, and very little time in actual enjoyment.
All occurrences in life are passing moments–both the great moments we want to cling to and savor, and the dull moments we try to get through and forget. Sometimes this realization carries with it a great sadness, which can leave us feeling trapped and helpless.
The answer is not to treat all moments as neutral and the same, so as to detach and desensitize ourselves from experiencing the beauty of life. Instead, a deeper enjoyment can be found when we allow ourselves to embrace and savor the beauty–even sometimes the painful beauty–of the entire spectrum of life’s experience.