Letting Go of the Chase

Have you been chasing after something–maybe it was research result, or getting your MSc or PhD, or a grant or a journal that you wanted to get published in…once you have completed it, how does that feel? Does the feeling last or does it fade faster than you expected?

What I hear from my clients is that this feeling passes quickly and it can be surprising how quickly we move on to the next goal to achieve or seeing the next problem to solve. 

And with that realization is a knowledge that grows – finishing the chase is not really making me feel any different. 

So the next question becomes: How do we create that joy for ourselves independent of these external circumstances like research results, degrees, funding, publications?

So much is lost when we are thinking about what we have done (wishing, wishing) or what we are going to do (chasing, chasing) and so much is to be found in the slice of time that is in the moment before us.

Practising staying present in every day tasks, with our writing, and our intentions we begin to create moments of joy for ourselves and then, the next thing inevitably comes up. This seems to be the paradox of the human experience. 

If you are wondering about how to practise staying more present in your writing and goals, I invite you to email me at support@melissaeanders.com for a complimentary Discovery Call where we will learn more about what is happening for you and whether the work that I do may be a good fit for you.

Inspiration – The Power of Now by Echart Tolle



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