Milestone to the Now

I often use the term milestone, but just realized that I have never given the word much thought. What does it really mean? You may be asking why does it matter….I figure it has some importance, since it is often used to describe emotionally significant transitions in life.

Wikipedia’s definition includes this excerpt: ‘Milestones are constructed to provide reference points along the road. This can be used to reassure travelers that the proper path is being followed, and to indicate either distance traveled or the remaining distance to a destination.’

Sometimes a little reassurance is all that is needed to keep us going. I know this is a very linear view of life, but let’s face it our brains usually think in this way, moving from point A to B. In my opinion the valuable nugget of truth to be pulled from this investigation is that by breaking tasks/goals/accomplishments down into smaller increments they become less overwhelming. We are able to move through the present moment with less anxiety about the future. In fact with each ‘incrementation’ of our life path we move closer to being in the present, to being in the now.

Published in: on January 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm  Leave a Comment  
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