Saturday, July 23, 2011

You're only supposed to be influenced by your circumstance, not controlled.

It's easy to get lost when you're mired in the middle of the mucky muck. Every direction looks like the wrong way and all the details of the past seem to support the notion that you're supposed to be there.

While our present is the result of all our past thoughts and actions, that only explains HOW we got here; not WHY and certainly not WHAT NEXT.

Simply put... you are not your circumstance. Sure, you're here, and yes, you've got to get yourself out of it... but it isn't you; and you aren't it.

Circumstances are here to teach us things about ourselves. They reflect what's going on inside, so just in case we missed the point, here it is staring us in the face.

So look around you. Respect all that is and all that got you to this place. Ask yourself what is it that you're supposed to learn... then learn it.

By taking in the lessons, you gain control. They may be painful ones, or silly ones, but by accepting them, they give you the power to change them. It's only a problem when you think they're bigger than you, or more powerful, or more important.

When you look in the mirror, who's more important, you or the reflection?

(Hint: I'm talking to YOU, not the mirror!)

So take in, then take on, your circumstances.

And as always,

Keep the light on!

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