For anyone who does not know what FOMO means, it stands for the 'fear of missing out'. So what is life FOMO you ask? Well it is a term I just came up with to describe how I am feeling. The ache that when everyday mundane 'life' is happening I am missing out on some secret adventure, or new experience! I have always been drawn to travel pursuits and the beautiful chaos of adventuring without a cause. So what does this mean and how do I learn to live in a more routine schedule with this life FOMO?
Well, at this point I am not sure to be honest, but I have an idea! Fear is a symbol for something deeper within ourselves and if I, or you, can pin point exactly why the concept of time seems threatening than acceptance could emerge. For myself, I am so focused on living life to the absolute fullest that filling any day with a mundane activity can produce anxiety! However, my lesson is to find the beauty in the simplicity! To become present more mindful and see the miracles on my average Monday mornings. If I can do this, perhaps I will not insist that the root of my happiness will emerge while hiking the Appalachian Trail, or backpacking in South America (although I will do these things). Dreaming is wonderful, but longing and envy do not serve. I am reminded once again that true joy, peace and tranquility emerge from presence, love and acceptance.
So I remind myself today that I am exactly where I am meant to be, learning the lessons I am meant to learn, living the life I am meant to live.