You are here. Have you ever seen those directories in shopping malls. You want to find a certain store and you see the huge directory like a plinth standing there. Often times there are other people standing around it trying to find the place they want to get to. You look at it and you find the store you want….next thing…you have to find where you are. You Are Here. Then you work out the best way to get to your store.
If you do not know where you are, how can you get to where you want to go? It’s pretty much impossible. You have to know where you are so you can go in the right direction to where you want to end up. So you are here. You are in a place where you saw this writing and you started to read. So where do we want to go? Which place do we want to end up in together? Do we want to make our journey difficult or easy. Do we want to take the escalators or climb the wall? It is our choice. Your choice for you and my choice for me. But what matters is that we are both here together right now….making a choice of where we want to go.
For me, I want to go to a place where depression is a thing of the past. I want to look behind me and see depression in my rear view mirror getting smaller and smaller as I go from here to there. How about you? Do you want to see depression in your rear view mirror? Or do you want to bring it along to the next place. You are here right now with me and I do not want to bring depression along on the journey. It is not a comforting companion. It is boring, it tells the same old monotonous story day after day. It is very self-absorbed and thinks of nobody but itself. Depression is depressing.
So we are here right now. Where do we want to go? Today, just for today, lets choose to go somewhere we have never been before. Let’s take a different route to work. Let’s choose a different type of coffee or tea. Let’s dress in something a bit different today. Let’s eat something we don’t normally eat….just to get a different taste. Let’s take a walk somewhere we haven’t been before. Let’s talk to a stranger, or smile, or say something kind or give a dollar to a homeless person. Just for today, lets not be the critical parent that tells us we are no good, or we’ve done something wrong….let’s be the nurturing parent to ourselves. Let’s tell ourselves, “Good Job!” Because today you are here, and here is a really good place to be because it is the first step on a journey to self-discovery. And you will discover that you are a really wonderful, talented, gorgeous human being.