For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, and a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.Michelle Obama
We live in a culture of arrival or, “Are we there yet?!”
Our success often defined by the seemingly definitive high point of acclamation. Our data-driven obsession as a culture trips us up constantly when life doesn’t go the way we think it should. We accumulate our results by the number of followers, the number of people in a room or how busy we perceive that we are!
What is sad about this focus on arrival and in destinations of success, is that we lose sight of the pilgrimage of growth that happens along the way.
Psalm 119: says it this way.
“You’re blessed when you stay on course. Walking steadily in the direction and road revealed by God.”Psalm 119 (the message)
It doesn’t say you’re blessed when you get everything you want.
It doesn’t say you’re blessed when you arrive at a destination.
It doesn’t say you’re blessed when you have a perfect life.
It does say however, you are blessed when you stay the course.
Our life is found in the movement along the path of becoming.
Becoming more ourselves
This is cultivating the art of becoming.