Do you feel lately like you’re being swept along against your will in a tidal wave of “fate”? The dictionary’s definition of fate: “The course of someone’s life, or the outcome of a particular situation for someone or something, seen as beyond their control.”
We are part of everything around us, including those big events seemingly out of our control. We do have a say in our destinies, but, this requires firstly that we start living consciously.
The bigger the external problems seem, the more apt we may be to engage in denial or escapism. Confronting what is uncomfortable may seem like too much work in the short term, “I’ll deal with this tomorrow…”, but in the long run that’s how we claim our lives and start living them intentionally and fully.
There is no time like now to claim your life.
This article offers interesting thoughts and tips about living consciously:
Reverence for life feels like it is in short supply these days. We are each instruments of change. When we love life and embrace the beauty, when we make that an essential part of our lives every day, our lives become sacred. We bring reverence to the world.
As Oscar Wilde so succinctly put it,
“Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”
Society has this need to shape and
mold us, to make us “be acceptable”.
Perhaps this has never been more
strongly true then it is right now.
Becoming our most authentic selves,
learning to be true to ourselves, is
sometimes a lifetime journey. But it
does not have to be! We are not born
with the masks that society encourages
or demands that we wear. We acquire
them to “get along” and to “fit in”.
Look to nature as an example. There
are no games; nature is authentic.
No giraffe is wasting his life hating
his “too long” neck and trying to be
the best zebra ever.
Nature offers many opportunities for reflection and contemplation. Each aspect of Earth’s beauty has its own personality and message, reflecting us back to ourselves, bestowing realizations that we may not have come to in any other way.