Living a life that is true
Christopher Morley said, “There is only one success, to be able to spend life in your own way”. The gift of every minute that happens after you have read that quote is your opportunity to make the next minute anything you want it to be. You can choose to let others control those minutes for you. Or, you can take ownership of them, find your inner strength, and make them the most amazing minutes of the rest of your life. This is only possible if we choose not to spend all our time looking backwards and focus on what is yet to come.
For many months in my meditation, I have been working on trying to control how I approach my future minutes. I try to acknowledge that they are filled with the opportunity to use the mistakes of my past to shape a different future. As I did that, I began to learn that there were many times that I allowed others to shape how my life was supposed to be, rather than living the life that made me happy and content. Trying to live up to others expectations, only placed unnecessary pressure on my ability to live a life that was my life as I wanted to live it. When you take hold of those reins, the confidence, excitement and strength that you experience sets you on a path that you often could have never imagined.
When you wake up in the morning and realize that you have a blank canvass in front of you that is offering the opportunity to make your life anything you want it to be, that is a reason to celebrate. Your ability to control your own destiny, walk your own life path, and create the life I you want to live, is ultimately the true gift of life. When you choose gratitude, compassion, caring and kindness over self entitlement and negativity, the possibility of a positive life path becomes more realistic.
Throughout our day, things will come our way that will attempt to derail the life we were meant to live. When we hold our head high, face adversity head on and believe in our resilience and inner strength, it is then we can live life our way. When we live a life that is true to who we are and were meant to be, it is then that our life becomes meaningful.