…are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.
This is a marvelous quote from one of my favorite books, Illusions by Richard Bach. If you’ve never read it, I recommend it. In his brilliant and inspirational way, Richard teaches us to look at life from another perspective.
Another one of my favorite books (non-fiction) is A Course In Miracles. Lesson 33 states “There is another way of looking at the world.” Lesson 34 reminds us “I could see peace instead of this.”
What we see, what we experience, and what we think are results of the choices we make. We are only a victim of our own thoughts.
So choose to be the superhero of your life. Choose happiness. Choose love. Get up on the opposite side of the bed, walk in a different direction.
Beauty doesn’t come from physical attributes. It doesn’t depend on your figure, your hair, your face, or any of those things.
I know it’s cliche to say “beauty is within”, but it really is. So stop for just a moment and think about that. If beauty is within, what does that mean? And how can you project what’s inside of you, so that people can see your true beauty?
The answer is LOVE. Love of self. Unconditional love. The love that we were created with, shining through in a brilliant light and force of energy.
A lot of times I think about things I want to do, and I place a condition on them. I’ll do X when Y happens. And then I realize, Y may or may not happen, and I can do X now. Whatever X is.
Don’t set limitations on your life. If you are given inspiration to do something, then just do it.
So many people say, “the time isn’t right. I have to wait until my bills are paid off, or I have a better job, or the kids are in school, or out of school.” But the truth is, you can do whatever it is right now. The only one putting conditions on your actions is you.
Every time I do that, then stop and realize I don’t need to wait for one thing to happen before I can do another, I set out to do what my initial idea was. And you know what? When you do it, everything else falls into place.
We don’t have to have all our ducks in a row to accomplish a goal, or to take the next step in a relationship, to start a family, to apply for a new job, or move to a new home. There are no conditions in life. We have Free Will. And we need to remember that.
So whatever it is you’ve been thinking about doing, but were putting off ‘for the right time‘, just go do it!
You’ll be amazed at how wonderful life is when you live it.
Hello, my name is Sherry Briscoe and I’m a fiction writer.
I’ve been writing for over 30 years.
Is writing a passion for you? An addiction? Or maybe a new interest? Something you’d just like to check out?
Join me Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Library! at Cole & Ustick for a fun, entertaining, and interactive workshop. Find out how writing impacts you and those around you. Get tips on becoming a published author without upsetting the balance of your life.
The workshop is FREE and open to everyone.
7557 W. Ustick Rd, Boise, Idaho – we start promptly at noon and end at 1:00 pm.
Every story begins somewhere. I have a sign in my home office that says, “Home is where your story begins”.
But stories don’t necessarily start at home. Some start the minute you walk out the door, or board a plane, or put the car in gear. Some stories start when you open a door or answer the phone, or say “hi” to a stranger.
And not only that, but our lives are not just one story, but many, many stories. There’s the story of my childhood, the story of life and Grandma Johnson’s house. There’s stories of school and friends. I have stories from an old apartment house that isn’t even there anymore. But the story is still there. That’s the great thing about stories-they live forever.
What story are you in right now? Or what story will you start tomorrow? Is your story about success, career, love, loss, or hope? I’ll bet you have a story that touches on each of these. We all do.