Thursday, October 16, 2008
I create the life I want
You are the artist in your life. You create the images and colors on the canvas. Are you creating the picture you want? Does your canvas convey a life of fulfillment and growth? Or does your canvas convey chaos and despair?
Sometimes we don't like what we see in our lives. And I ask, who is responsible for the likeness reflecting back? Some would say outside forces, such as inadequate parents, poverty, addiction, rotten breaks, racism, a disability, and any number of other things. No doubt, outside forces can and do influence our life canvas. But I invite you to consider that, more often than not, we allow outside forces to color and define our lives.
Consider a different perspective. You're invited to first see whether you played a part in where you are. And the best news you can give yourself is to say yes, because if you played even a small part, there is something you can do to change that canvas of your life. But if you think you played no part whatsoever, then you may be waiting forever for someone to change the course of your life. And that could be a very long wait.
What can you do today to re-create your life? What action can you take to create a more appealing image?