“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection”~ text from The Bhagavad Gita
Are you living your OWN life? I think this is a question we ask ourselves in the silence of our minds,”Am I truly living my own life“? If asked that question by someone other than ourselves we will immediately answer “Yes I am“! But are you really?
We live in a world that motivates us to “be like” him or her, or do this because “they” do it. We find ourselves living in the shadows of what our parents think our lives should look like. When do you put your foot down and say “STOP“? Why is it so hard to say,” this is my life and I choose to live it with all of its imperfections”?
The time is now to embrace the imperfection that is your life, love all of your flaws and know that you are not alone on this journey. Once you make that choice you will live a much more authentic and full life.
I had a client who asked me to help with a psychology assignment; get several people to write down what they would change about their lives if they had it to do over. She gave me 24 hours to do this and I took it to heart. The next day she came by to collect my paper, which was blank. What I said was this, “I looked back on my life and yes I have had my share of mistakes and imperfections, but those are the things that put me where I am today and I LIKE where I am! I would not change one thing.”
So the question for you my dear readers is this, are you living your OWN destiny or someone else’s? Sit with this for awhile and let me hear your comments, imperfections and all!
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Just read the post and had to share what happened to me on Saturday morning.
I received a phone call from a lady I had not heard from in about 23 years. She is now living in Nebraska. While we were catching up with each other she said,”I can hear in your voice how much you have changed and how much happier you seem to be. I was worried about the person you were before living the way your husband commanded you to live.” Profound, -but so true!
Thanks for the post!
Gay Barefield says
Oh Darlene thank you so much for sharing! Sounds like “you’ve come a long way baby”! Keep up the good work.