Claudia and I were talking recently about the importance of enjoying the process. How we never want to find ourselves waiting to be happy until we reach a certain goal or benchmark.
That’s when Claudia said, “You know, it’s really a pilgrimage. It’s not about different levels, where some people are higher or lower on the ladder. Life is a journey and everyone is just on a different part of the path.”
I couldn’t agree more.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could take a shortcut and not go through any of the challenging times? We often look for signs that say, “Cut through this path and all your struggles will disappear.”
It doesn’t work that way though. Our legs get stronger as we walk up the hills. If we skipped parts, we wouldn’t build the endurance and wisdom needed for a successful pilgrimage.
Just remember, a life of fullness, happiness, and purpose is a pilgrimage. Every step plays a part in taking us to where we need to go. Each step matters, and learning to enjoy each step makes the journey one worth taking.
Are you enjoying your pilgrimage as much as you’d like? How could you enjoy it more?