"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, "Why me?" becomes a theme song."
In this present moment, we choose how we behave, act, and react. Depending on the choice that we make, we can effortlessly change our lives. How much energy have you simply squandered already today? How much time have you exhausted sitting in front of your computer screen, staring blankly? How much of your precious energy have you wasted gossiping and revelling about the misdeeds and misfortune of others? How much of your time have you misused with colorful self pity parties and attention seeking entertainment? How much energy have you expounded in creating different false persona's for false gratification? So much of our time and energy is devoted to doing things we basically shouldn't be doing - like browsing the internet for things that have nothing to do with anything important, reading emails that were forwarded to you to cover someone elses tracks, wading through the sordid details of domestic violence that pad out and surface in the lives of others, worrying hours on end about situations you will never have the power to completely fix?? Every moment you waste is a moment you will never have again - and what we achieve in this life is the sum total of how we spend every precious moment.
I hope that in considering some of those searching questions you might begin to understand just how much of your energy is wasted doing things that will get you nowhere on your life's journey. At least these are energy-wasters that you are aware of - because there is something even worse going on. How much of your life are you wasting that you are not even aware of? Unless your subconscious mind is fully immersed in meaningful activity in the present moment, it is happily living in your childhood years, thinking that your childhood experiences are actually happening now - and you have no idea whatsoever that this is even happening. That is the waste of energy that separates us all from the possibilities of the now, from the reality of the now, and from the abundance of now.
So, this is what it all boils down to - do you want to live a more fulfilling life? Then ask yourself if what you are doing now, in the context of what you truly want out of life, is the very best investment of your energy. If it isn't, don't do it.
"Someday everything will all make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason."
"People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so that eventually you learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart in order for better things to fall into place."