The Whole Point

Sometimes we get so caught up in creating lives we love, that we forget the whole point of it all.

Which is to love our lives.

Not to make this, that, or the other thing happen so we can then be happy.

But to have a good time right now.

To enjoy ourselves and all that life has to offer.

To make the most of our time here on this amazing planet at this incredible time.

Don’t let creative pursuits interfere with your happiness. They’re meant to support and enhance your happiness, not be the requisite for it.

If you’re not having fun, try something else.

If you’re making it hard work, remember to lighten up.

If it feels like a big deal, know that it’s not.

It really isn’t all that important and we truly are just here for a good time.

We may each have a different idea of what that good time is (perhaps it’s being true to self, unconditional loving, serving others, or just maxing out life’s fun factor), but whatever it is for you, that’s worth putting front and center.

So ease up on yourself and whatever you’re working on in order to get to your happy ending, and let yourself be happy now.

That’s the whole point, anyway. 🙂

  • April 9, 2016
  • Eleanor says:

    Just what I needed to hear 😉

  • Derek Pavlicek says:

    other phrasings which have stuck and helped me are….
    the journey is meant to be enjoyed…
    Exists to be enjoyed…
    the desired result exists largely if not solely for the purpose of as fully enjoying the journey and unfolding of it as possible..
    “You don’t have to go through any unwanted to get to where you’re wanting to go.”
    (Paraphrased Abraham)

  • Derek Pavlicek says:

    I so resonate with your take…. it inspires these things from me…
    “A lot of money isn’t the path to happiness,
    but happiness IS the path to a lot of money.”
    (Paraphrased Abraham-Hicks) <3
    their reminder to "Be Easy about ALL of this…"
    has really really really helped me, a Virgo who's spent way to much time in the past trying to perfect even the processes I'd like to be playing with before even letting myself play with them.. which I now so happily and finally am.
    and Fun.. mmh.. this quote really hit home for me. both of these actually.. totally printed them so I can find them and share them word for word each time I'm inspired..
    both are picture quotes I'm happy to email anyone derekjp33(at)
    "When you're not having fun, you're sort of missing the point."
    "We want you to know, finding fun is the most responsible thing that you can do. Find as much fun as you can find in a day, and do anything else you have time for. Find as much fun as you can find."
    (: <3 🙂

  • Michael says:

    “Life is not measured in the years of our life, it is measured by the life in our years.” Abraham.Lincoln

  • Donna says:

    Thanks Jeanette – I needed this reminder today. I have been caught up in what I am trying to create and forgetting to have fun along the way. Luckily work IS fun, so I don’t have far to go to start enjoying life now. xx

  • Sage says:

    Vatsala Shukla, so true about how the corporate culture carries over into our lives. Gotta mind that.

  • Sage says:

    i feel ya Anonymous (woops, i shouldn’t have said “feel”). Often times, before i realize it, my “intention” has turned into compulsion, anxiety, and uber attachment.
    I just had a discussion about “the path of least resistance”, then came across this article:
    For me, I’m hoping it helps reframe my perceptions. What do you think?

  • anonymous says:

    Here’s where I get confused about LOA…we’re not supposed to want specific things? If you want to lose weight for example, an LOA coach would say what you really want is to feel happy, attractive, loved, etc. They would encourage you to focus on those feelings, the feelings you associate being slim with. Well what if you manifest being happy, attractive, and loved but never end up losing weight? What is the point? Yes I know emotional manifestations are most important but really…what’s the point of being here if we can’t get specific things we want? If the Universe delivers all the feelings but never certain concrete things we desire (like being thin). Sorry I do not mean this to sound disrespectful. I’ve just been frustrated lately because it seems like every LOA teacher says the same thing, but I don’t find that focusing on the general emotion and not the specific desire to be very helpful.

    • JG. says:

      Dear Anonymous:
      If you manifest being happy, attractive and loved, and lost weight is not part of it, maybe it was not so important to begin with, Don’t you think?
      I think you are lucky that coaches telling you this cross your way, and not the other kind. Those that go after stuff were the kind I found first and, in my experience, are very misleading….
      Luck to you, my friend!

    • anonymous says:

      Thanks JG & Sage for sharing your perspectives. After backing off from it, I feel clearer about question. 🙂

  • Maggie Reyes says:

    I have gotten 3 messages in one day that basically say the same thing – LIVE LIFE NOW. Remember in all the projects and goal setting and dreams to actually LIVE YOUR LIFE (and LOVE IT).
    WOW. The universe is speaking loudly! And beautifully.
    Your post reminded me of this quote – “To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.” (Samuel Johnson) It’s one of my anchor quotes, a reminder for WHY I do anything….to be happy at home.
    And it’s so important to stop and notice and savor and delight in that feeling, because I AM happy at home.
    Thank you Jeanette! for sharing such simple, yet profound wisdom with us again this week. XOXO Maggie

  • I think we get so used to working towards deadlines, especially if we’ve worked or are still working in the corporate world that it spills into other areas of our lives and then we wonder why we aren’t happy or manifesting what we wanted to in the first place, Jeannette.
    Doing our best and then stepping back to enjoy the journey is the best way to let the Universe work its magic for us.
    I love the way you’ve expressed the need to be happy as being the whole point. When we forget that 1 crucial element, we lose the plot. 🙂

  • Mark says:

    Good point!

  • Teri says:

    This is wonderful, Jeannette, great reminder it’s all about enjoying the moment, right now! Thanks so much!

  • “A happy life is just a string of happy moments, but most people are so busy trying to make the happy life that they miss the happy moments.” ~Abraham
    One of my favorite quotes:-)

  • Elle says:

    Amen to that!

  • Ming says:

    Yes it IS the whole point to LOVE our lives. Thus my #loveithere posts n Facebook. Every day I am practicing to let a little more in… and it just keeps getting better and better on every single aspect of my life. From my relationships, to my spiritual path, to money, where I live, what I eat. Haha the list is endless. I also find what I want to create still comes in. (Loved your slacker class Jeannette, I think that was another pivotal point for me) 🙂

  • Amanda says:

    Oh what perfect timing! Just this morning I told myself that any time an idea/thought came up of something I wanted to have/experience, I was going to just immediately focus on the feeling of relief of that accomplishment…….completely bypassing how it might “look”:-)

  • great post, a lot of us forget with all things around us with work, and similar stressful things to just take a minute and breath and do a thing that makes someone’s feel good about their life 😀

  • Steffy says:

    An most excellent gem Jeannette, reminding us to be human beings and not human doings.

  • Jeannette says:

    Here’s a fabulous (and classic) reminder from Abe:

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