In this world, we are all separate from each other and everything else. This may sound negative, but it’s actually a fundamental aspect of our existence.

Distance creates absence, which can be incredibly painful when something important is missing from our lives. Whether it’s health, love, success, wealth, or fitness, the absence of these things can be deeply felt.

One of the most painful distances is the gap between who we want to be and who we are. This gap can be judged by others, our reality, and ourselves. The wider this gap gets, the more painful our lives become. But the good news is that we can close this gap by leading ourselves in manifesting the reality we truly desire.

The flipside of distance is that it also creates the potential for something’s presence to be all the more amazing and wonderful. Manifesting what we desire, rather than bearing the pain of its absence, is a pinnacle of human experience.

Separation also creates time. Time is the experience of traveling from one moment to the next. It’s the journey from young to old, from single to married, from poor to rich. Time is not fixed for humans, it’s relative and experiential. Some journeys seem to take forever while others are over too soon.

The existence of time means that everything comes to an end. The moment we say “hello” in this world, we’ve begun the process of saying “goodbye.”

Time means we will lose important things throughout our lives, before eventually losing the most important thing – ourselves. But the finiteness of time also lights a fire under us to make the most of it. There is no motivation more compelling than having a limited amount of time.

The separation and distance that exist in our lives may seem painful, but it’s all part of the human experience. It’s important to acknowledge the pain and take responsibility for closing the gap between who we want to be and who we are.

And, above all, make the most of the time we have and cherish the present moment.