January 2nd -
Staying aware, in the present moment we can see clearly that we are in charge of our lives. We may not be responsible for some past events or circumstances but we are certainly responsible for what we do right now. Clearly every belief, thought, feeling, and action is under our direct supervision. We can also see that where we are right now is the result of every thought, word, action or inaction that we have participated in up until now. It does not help us to blame circumstances and events for our present reality. We have an internal locus of control; we get to decide what to do. It’s no one else’s fault, we can stop blaming parents, teachers, friends, enemies or anyone else for our troubles. This may seem rather fearful at first, but I understand that this frees us to create the life we really want.