It’s time to reclaim our lives

“In order to become who you came here to be you have to be willing to give up who other people talked you into being.”Susanne

One of the up sides about tradition is that it provides a basic, solid foundation from which everyone can operate.  One of the down sides of tradition is that it all-too-often becomes the way that insecure people use as a means of control.  For them … instead of being a pleasant, smooth highway from which many interesting paths and ways exit … tradition becomes the rut down which they choose to direct … not only their own path … but everyone else’s as well.

When we were brand new in this world we were full of optimism and brilliant ideas but somewhere between there and here those diggers of ruts used their awesome steamroller talents to flatten all of us bright sparks.  The end result of said input being that we forgot who we really are and came to believe that we are only what others perceive us to be.  We became shadows of our former selves and lost in other people’s dream worlds.

It’s been my experience that we can’t recover our true Selves or the path down which we came here to walk as long as we are replaying someone else’s script in our heads or running down someone else’s ruts.  So what are we to do? I know a lot of people who spend their time pointing their fingers at the past … but that doesn’t really change anything.  Other people become controllers themselves … but making someone else feel small so that you can feel bigger really isn’t the answer either.  So, what is?

It seems to me that … as with all things … the answer lies within us.  We can’t go back and make our lives a do-over.  We also can’t change any of the people who are around us now.  However, what we can do is make different choices in each and every Now.  We can build internal ladders and do our best to climb out of aforementioned ruts and … knowing that we have the innate ability to do not only this but also to create new roads for ourselves once out of said hole … we can relearn to become the creators of our own worlds.  In order to become someone different … in order to walk a different path … in order to become who we came here to be … we must be willing to give up the old and forge a new path into the unknown future.

Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone


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3 Responses to It’s time to reclaim our lives

  1. A.D. Everard says:

    I did not know such change was possible, until it happened to me. I love how you expressed your comment – you catch the whole of the joy of it very succinctly. Now I wake each day, excited about what will be and knowing that I can add to What Is. That’s so much better than secretly feeling I was somehow a blot on nature.

    It’s amazing what our own thoughts, and acceptances, can do. Dance with Life? Oh, yes. It get’s better, too, because you gradually come to realize that your thoughts not only dictate your perception, but also what you attract and what you let into your life. Then it gets really exciting!


  2. A.D. Everard says:

    Beautiful, Susanne, and totally correct.

    Been there, done that. I had to learn to let go of all that, to actually walk away. Had to change my thinking from the negative dialogue of others to positive dialogue of my own – and everything turned around. My health improved (tension gone), my emotions improved, even my circumstances improved.

    What you say WORKS.

    Cheers! 😀

    • I think that it’s really amazing how much our lives can change once we come into full recognition that other people’s opinions are simply that … their opinions. When we stop letting their challenges define our lives it just gets so much easier to breathe and to dance with Life doesn’t it!??! 🙂 Many thanks for sharing!! ♥

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