what Leo says is right, imagine the incredible amount of
power that we have to make our lives the beautiful lives
that they were meant to be! If we truly do have all
these choices and we learn to exercise them and make
"right" choices, just imagine what our lives can
be like once we learn how to make those choices. If we
can learn to see situations clearly and to understand the
possible repercussions for any of several possible actions,
we can turn our lives into very positive, very loving forces
in this world.
had enough of people telling us that it's us
"against" the world, that there's no
"fighting" city hall, that life is a struggle and
a trial. The forces outside ourselves aren't powerful
enough to take away our peace of mind and peace of heart, if
we allow ourselves to find them and maintain them.
They can't "make us" feel a certain way, or take
anything from us that we don't want them to take.
is possibly one of the most liberating concepts I've ever
been exposed to--and one of the most simple and common-sensical.
How much power do we give others to affect us in our
day-to-day lives? How often do we feel bad or helpless
or hopeless because of what other people have said or
done? Quite simply, far too often--or at least that's
true for me.
can choose how I feel. I can choose my attitude
towards events or people. I can choose how I react to
actions or occurrences. I'm not helpless, and my life
and feelings aren't simply reactions to events and powers
outside of myself. I am me, I am worthwhile, and I
have the power to make my own choices.