When, why, how? Ugh, I hate these thoughts. When will I get to start my business? When will I get married? Will I ever be loved? I hate feeling depressed, should I kill myself? Will I ever lose this weight? Should I have gone to college? I feel like such a failure in life. When will I be able to afford to travel the world? Why do I feel this way? Why do I have to be sick? What is wrong with me?
We are so familiar with these seances of the classic “Are we there yet?” questions. The highlight reels of this so-called perfect world that shines through the faces of our screens which don’t share the grimy thoughts of our minds filtering like rewind on a VCR. The increased anxiety to deplete our true selves as we become puppets to the master of this digital world that create these emotions from thin air of comparisons and so-called acceptance. Why are we so stuck on it? Guess what, primas y primos, we are human. We can’t stop these thoughts, but we sure can control them. Easier said than done is an understatement. Verdad?
You’re not alone, your thoughts are not alone and this is the only thing real in a world where we are taught to mask our feelings and push them in a bottle full of labels and anecdotes.
How many times have you found yourself wondering where you’re going in life? What are you supposed to do when you get there? How are you going to get there? “Dear God, are we there yet?” That was my question. I realized the answer to our personal questions can most often be found by looking within, when we find that we have complete access to this part of us. You then awaken and start driving your spiritual vehicle. We question if we are self-guided gods or being guided by a god. You see, I can’t answer that and you can’t either, but are we obsessed with finding the answers like an equation? Or could we really embark on this journey of life with controlling the reason behind the thought and fulfilling the peace particle throughout the process? Our inner FOMO and ADHD has us strangled up questioning the wrong emotions. We flip the switch of change and think starting yoga and meditation will be the cure of it all. Click on it now, lose weight in 30 days; Start Today: 21 days of meditation and find yourself closer to change; Watch Now; Finding true love with 7 steps. Real and true change cannot be timed—it doesn’t have a start and end date. There isn’t just one thing that can be the cure to disappearing those thoughts or changing our lives. Our thoughts are controlled by the emotions that are triggered by something bigger than we can explain—the discovery of ourselves is never-ending. That is the quest that should never be taken for granted.
Dear (fill in your name),
Today, in this moment, right now is “there.” You are already enough in this moment, and the journey of digging deeper doesn’t have an expiration date. Stop rushing, stop comparing, start loving, start controlling the thoughts that matter and start accepting the beauty of every imperfection your soul has. Because that is the true beauty of your life’s road trip.
Author: Alicia Sanchez.
Author bio: Alicia is an entrepreneur, podcast host and published writer. She has been featured on the Dr. Oz Show, Black Shopping Channel, endless publications and various fashion weeks with her fashion brand before she began writing. Dear God Are We There Yet? is a movement to spark conversation about topics in our lives that may make our voice shake or make our souls smile. Let’s talk like it’s 1995; real and in living color.