I am who I choose to be?
The world is a big place.
It’s filled with people who feel things like love, hate, anger, boredom, excitement, fear, sadness and joy. It’s filled with attitudes and actions that have repercussion affecting us all. We are all truly part of a test tube mix that flows and stops and expands and contracts as it continues to blend.
Yet how we materialize within that compound is not truly defined or predestined by the mixture.
Sometimes it doesn’t seem that way. Sometimes it’s as if our life is out of our control and ultimately dictated by the people and events we encounter in everyday living. And many people move forward on that premise as an absolute.
They feel that they are the mixture.
I don’t agree with this.
It’s taken time and learning experiences to help me slowly real-ize that who I am and how I live my life is truly up to me. Things happen that will affect me as well as my life. That goes without saying. But what I chose to do from that point forward is abso-lutely and without question up to me.
Even the most nightmarish of circumstance, while leaving a mark on us, does not have to define and confine our existence. That is a cage of our own making, a ball and chain we choose to drag around behind us no matter how exhausting it is or how much it actually eats away at our life. And doing that does not and will not lead to happiness.
You are who you choose to me.
© Copyright 2013 by Eden Robins