Free will and life
Not everything is as we want it to be, or as we try and force it to be, right? We are all young and happy thinking we are invincible and that life belongs to us.
Then along the way, no matter what we do or don’t do, we get hurt, we get sick, we get old. We experience pain and we experience loss.
No matter how hard we try we can’t avoid this and we can’t control Life.
We are not always free to choose all that happens to us.
So where is our free will then?
Our free will is what we do with what we have been given.
It is how we respond to Life.
It is what we do with our perception and our thoughts.
As I always say, we can always cry or laugh no matter what is happening around us.
We can change and choose our thoughts.
We can be miserable or we can be happy.
And that’s true freedom.
That’s our free will.
Work hard. Then work harder.
Forty hours a week or even more.
Only stop for 5 weeks out of 52.
Do that for at least 40 years.
Make money. Plenty of it.
Or at least try.
So one day
In the very long term future
You might be free
Just before dying.
Does it really make sense?
There’s no yesterday,
there’s no tomorrow,
there’s only now.
Just a succession of moments in the present.
In the moment we are experiencing a thought and an emotion through an external trigger.
Yet we are none of them.
We are just the one having the experience.
My latest inspirational ebook ‘Awaken’ is finally available to download on iBooks for IPad or Mac computers.( It is also on Amazon for kindle.)
“Do you want to know a secret? : You are NOT your mind.”
Close your eyes and listen,
Be still and listen,
Be silent and listen.
Can you hear?
Listen more closely.
What about now,
Can you hear it?
What is your soul trying to tell you?
Pay attention, it’s message is important.
Quiet the mind and listen to your true self.
It knows all the answers.
Who are you?
Are you the body?
Are you the mind?
Are you the emotion?
Are you all of that?
Are you none of them?
Who are you?
Behind the clouds I AM
In the quietness I reside
At peace I always AM
Inside I will be found
In the space in between thoughts