Are you happening to Life or is Life happening to you? Are you the most powerful force in your life, a proactive creator or are you merely a passive reactor? I have a sense that we all go the same distance in life, just that some set a course and others end up sailing in circles because they have no plan, no north star, few if any guiding principles.
It’s your life, your only life, so what are you waiting for? Release your brakes, cast aside your doubts and burdens, and begin the process of taking command. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened.
“One ship sails East,
And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
Tis the set of the sails And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.
Like the winds of the sea
Are the waves of time,
As we journey along through life,
Tis the set of the soul,
That determines the goal,
And not the calm or the strife.”
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(1st verse is relatively well known, I love the 2nd verse as well which is rarely quoted)
As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier