Visiting vs. Packing Up and Moving In
"Stick to the mundane and the exceptional can't help but shine through." ~ Elder Kevin Steed
I love San Francisco. I love the people, the electricity in the air, the tourists, the locals and the gorgeous variety. I grew up near “The City”, but never, not even once in my life. . . have I wanted to live there. It is a place I visit when I need the memories, the charge, the day’s vacation from normality. It is not a place I set up camp and settle into. While I recognize and respect and honor the variety, the excitement and the fun of the place, it isn’t a place for my morality, my productivity or my success.
Sometimes we have emotional places like that. A memory; An old situation, relationship or past success. There is not a problem with visiting those places. Recognizing their place in your past, or wish for the future, but there IS a problem if you pack up your present and move in. . . relinquishing your today to a memory or living in a fantasy that may never occur.
Honor where you have been from time to time. Give it an hour, even a day if you must, but then refocus, re-file it where it belongs and come home. . . to the present.