The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step you are taking at this moment. (Eckhart Tolle)
It’s not what you are doing or where you are going—but how. Of course it is helpful to have some sense of where you are going or what you are trying to accomplish—but success depends upon your state of being during this step, this moment.
“He who rushes ahead doesn’t go far.” Tao Te Ching: A New English Version
If you are sacrificing the present moment in a race toward some imagined future destination, then the quality of your doing cannot be great. You may be getting more done than others, you are sacrificing everything, certain that you deserve results, but true success is not possible because you are miscreating from the ego.
To truly create, to achieve any form of great success, you will have to go back and start again—this time in spirit, which exists in the now. Better to stop any doing. Go meditate. Relax. Get yourself to a place of feeling good, find peace, feel inspiration. Notice everything about the present moment. Now, follow your intuition and let it flow without much thought. Your mind follows what feels like divine inspiration and creation is effortless. This is called being in the zone—the state of being that gives birth to all forms of beauty and greatness.
“This one step becomes transformed into an expression of perfection, an act of great beauty and quality. The light of being will shine through it.” The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
We continue to learn to live from this place tomorrow and each day after that.