Sorry. I wanted to quote Libra's post, but I wasn't sure if I did that, or an embed of an embedded post. ;)
I am with you guys on so much of this, in terms of the practice of everyday-mindedness to keep grounded. But what is "off", in terms of perception of replies, is certainly a matter of viewpoint. And viewpoints are always evolving, regardless of spiritual center.
Which is all to say: Love all these posts. I think they are interesting, to say the least.
Edited to add: I will also say this, in terms of my own (very flawed!) self: Sometimes having a goal with a directed outcome/end date is EXACTLY what I personally need to accomplish things, Spiritually. So I give myself a date and say, "if this hasn't presented by then...onto something new." Goals are important.
Thank you for your insight, but I will politely disagree. There is ALWAYS a destination, but it may not always be the right one. Or it may be that the one we think we are moving towards is just a detour.
I'm with AJ-ish on this! I've been watching the thread and feeling THINGS about it, but not commenting because it definitely felt like there was something off, at least compared to my view of life.
I know that if I'm always looking at where I'm going, I'm not being truly present with where I AM in life, and feel that dissatisfaction and boredom. By being present with where I am, I can truly enjoy life and not be stepping out of it to look at what's not here.
But then, when it does come to goals and things that I want - well, I'm not a passenger in a plane. I'm LIVING my life, so if I am waiting for something, well, that's a sign that I'm not actively DOING something to bring that into my life. If I've done all that I can, then I leave it with the universe and don't see the point in watching the pot come to a boil. I'm going to trust that if it's meant for me, it'll come, and I can put my energy elsewhere. So I'm not waiting around, I'm giving my energy to a docent aspect of my life that needs my attention more than starting wistfully into what I hope is coming.
If what I was seeking never comes into fruition, then it was not meant for me. That's where my soul work comes into play! That's where I start digging into the core desire behind what I wanted, and find a new path to meet that core desire. There's always a way to meet those core desires, even if it's far from what you expected.
You're not stuck on a plane, and fulfillment isn't reached by reaching a certain goalpost you set. You're giving away your power by treating yourself as a passenger of life! You're a creator of it!