Hello Sweet Friend, I wonder if you've done this too. I've spent a lot of my life asking “why” this or that happened to me, while also thinking and feeling that it should not have happened.
I recently realized I had been blaming people and life, fighting against something or someone for a long, long time. I was resisting life again and again, and by doing that I was keeping those experiences ever present.
Instead of blaming, resisting, and feeling powerless, I can remind myself that I don’t have to continue thinking the painful thoughts. I can consciously choose to create something instead. “What will I create next?” is a much more powerful thought.
It might be an idea for a painting, or my blog, or another offering for the site. What you want to create will probably be different than mine, but it doesn’t matter, it’s about the choice to create as a Practice.
Choosing to create isn’t just choosing what we want to do, it’s also who we want to "be". We're all choosing who we want to be in each moment. I want to be a creator, rather than a victim of circumstance. It’s a choice for how I want to experience life.
I can choose to be the one who creates, rather than the one who endures
I haven't mastered this completely, it's a process, as so much of life is, and that’s fine. It’s a Practice that has brought me so much more peace and fulfillment, something I will continue to work with without the need for perfection.
Christianrose, with love