Saturday, January 24, 2009

"If it's meant to be, it is up to me."

When I read the saying, "If it's meant to be, it is up to me," I immediately realized our error in saying the opposite all these years: If it's meant to be, it'll happen.

If we want something to happen, for destiny to take charge, we're going to be waiting for a long while as Destiny is pretty busy trying to take care of everyone else waiting for a helping hand. The time is now for us to take charge of our own lives and make what we want to happen, happen.

We know too well the traps within that'll try to keep us from reaching our goals. So that is why we need to once and for all decide to side-step all of those nasty inner-censors and devious self-loathing moments and really take charge of our lives.

Where do you want to go?
What do you want to do?
Is there happiness waiting for you?
Or are you going to go out there and get it for yourself?

If you've lived long enough to gain some wisdom, you know full well that there are no true hand-outs in this world. If you want something, you have to do the work to get it. Only you can walk your path. Only you have what it takes to make it happen.

So, as the saying goes: "If it's meant to be, it is up to me."

"Our true enemies, as well as our true sources of strength, lie within."
--Willaru Huayta, QUECHUA NATION, PERU

A long time ago, the Creator put inside the human being the secrets to the laws of life. We usually know this is true even though we may not know what these laws are. If something goes wrong with our lives, we usually fix the blame on something outside of ourselves. We tend to give up accountability. One way or another we say, "It's not my fault." We need to realize that all permanent and lasting change starts on the inside and works its way out. If it's meant to be, it is up to me.

Oh Great Spirit, let me realize fully that my problems are of my own making. Therefore, so are the solutions.

- Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Author of A Cherokee Feast of Days: Daily Meditations