In other words, if you want to be consumed by feelings like sadness and anxiety about where you are in your life because you know that you have a reason for it and because you have been abused by a situation, then also know that these justifications will keep you from healing. Even if in reality you are a victim, this role is not helping you to be in a better place. It’s your choice to embrace the circumstances from that point of view—and you are entitled to do so. But if you want to be healthy, to be in joy, to find peace, and to move away from the situation you are in, then you can start by reframing your understanding. Take the lessons of that situation and embrace your responsibilities, leaving others to do the same.
And this process must be done in a loving way, not in judgment. You must remain objective and seek to see the situation accurately. Know that this option can lead you into awakening the power within. Know that this will help you to understand that you are the creator of your reality and you can change it at any time you choose. This position leads you into a role that is more empowering—a role that gives you control over your life. Know that what happened is in the past and that you can move forward, making things better from this point on.
This way, you become the driver of your life—not the passenger. You will regain responsibility to create what you desire, rather than placing it in the hands of another who may or may not fulfill your expectations. You will become the creator of your life and ignite the God that you are."
"Usually when we hear or read something new, we just compare it to our own ideas. If it is the same, we accept it and say that it is correct. If it is not, we say it is incorrect. In either case, we learn nothing."
"They told me that to make her fall in love, I had to make her laugh. But everytime she laughs I’m the one who falls in love."
"As life goes on it becomes tiring to keep up the character you invented for yourself, and so you relapse into individuality and become more like yourself everyday."
You would think that Andrew Jackson was giving you his undivided attention, and then you would glance over and notice that he had devoted the last several minutes to making a laborious sketch of an alligator.
“Mr. President!” you would gasp, indignantly.
“I have a bullet lodged inside my body,” he would say. “From killing a man in a duel. A better man than you.” He would resume drawing the alligator."