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The Choice Always at Hand

There is a choice available to us every moment: to create a life and world that inspires us, or to accept the life and world that “happens” to us. This is the choice between being a creator and being a victim.


And yes, it's a choice available to us every moment.


To create begins with a willingness to create. It begins with a willingness to take ownership of who we are and where we are, ownership of our experience, and ownership of our ability to create.


To create invites us to see that we’re already creating. It invites us to see our thinking - the intentional and the unintentional, the conscious and the unconscious, the fearful and the proud - as a creation. Our creation.


To create requires us to be willing to put aside the bull crap that we’ve bought into about ourselves, others, and the world. To quit complaining about ourselves and others. To quit complaining about our situation. To quit complaining about life.


To create means to act from within. To absorb those helpful lessons of our culture and to toss the useless or constraining ones. Creation can be in support of existing culture and it can be in service of building a new culture. Creating is intentional and it’s aware.


Look, we’re already creating. It’s just that we’re recreating someone else’s designs - the designs of our families, our culture, our peers, our entertainment and advertisements. It’s like we’re playing someone else’s game with someone else’s rules in someone else’s sandbox with someone else’s toys.


Instead of creating ourselves to fit the mold of culture and all its conditioning, let’s consider something else. Let’s consider what inspires us.


Inspiration is true. We can trust it. It’s a unification of the external and the internal. It’s an experience of harmony. An awakening of the spirit. A compass needle. An extension of an ancient, divine yearning.


What matters to you? What do you care about? What would you love to create in your life? In your relationships? In your world? In the world?


I invite you to be a creator. Create something. Create anything. Create it from inside. Create it in your own way. Create something that represents you. Create something that inspires you. Create something that matters to you.


Create courageously.


You don’t have to. There’s nothing wrong with creating the way you’ve been told is the right way to create. There's nothing wrong with coloring between the lines of someone else's design. Nothing wrong at all.


But wow, to have this superpower at our fingertips... We are so freakin’ blessed.


NOTE: I'm not suggesting that creating is playing God. I am, however, suggesting that we use all our gifts and skills to live our best life. Oh, and a pro tip: Creation is actually happening through us, not from us. 😉


Thank you for creating time and space in your life to read this post. ❤️


P.S. If you’d like to explore what creating life with the support of a coach feels like, schedule a conversation with me today.


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