Do you believe you chose to be born to your parents? Do you believe you chose to be born in your body? Do you believe you are who you are for a reason? Or do you believe everything is random?
Whatever you believe, one thing is for certain, once you reach a certain age, you either embrace who you are or you continue to fight against it.
There are those who believe we were born against our will and we will die against our will; But what of our will while we are between life and death? What of our will when we are engaged in the process of life?
You cannot exchange your life for another’s as if the universe were a department store. You are who you are whether you like it or not.
The question remains: What will you make out of what you have been given?
You have been given a body, a soul, and an allotted amount of time. You can choose to waste that time or embrace that time.
Time is not inherently good nor bad, time simply is. Time is of limited supply.
Time can be a reason to be happy. Time can be a reason to be sad. Time is a reason to be happy when it motivates you to make something of yourself. Time is a reason to be sad when you realize it is slipping away – before you ever found something worthwhile to hold onto.
Time can be your enemy or your friend depending on how you choose to relate to it.
Now there is a powerful word. How many people have died before realizing they had a choice? How many people have died fighting for your freedom to choose?
The world wasn’t always as it is today. There is no telling how the world will be tomorrow.
Only time will tell the tale of the future. The tale of the future is told by the present.
In this present moment you have a choice. You can choose to be whoever you want.
Until you realize that, you have robbed yourself of your most precious possession – Your freedom to choose!
It is true that we are all products of our environment, molded and shaped by what we perceive of our experiences.
If you are not happy with where you are in life, choose to be in a different place. Surround yourself with people who bring out the best of you.
Stop making nature fight against nurture. Help nature greet nurture with a loving embrace.
I do believe you were born for a reason; But it is up to you to tell the world what that reason is.
Do not expect your life to change if you are unwilling to change it.
For although you do not remember choosing to come here – And although you may not choose when you will leave – You will choose who you will become – And that is what Free will is all about!