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The point of power is always in the present moment. Louise L. Hay
This morning as I do my morning reading I open The Motivation Manifesto by Brendan Burchard. He is talking about the roles we play in our lives and asks the question are we being attentive to the roles we play in our life?
We are the observer in our life. When we take a detached view of our life is it the life we should be living? Are we making the right decisions for our life, are we making important things important?
We are the director of our life. Are the scenes of our life unfolding as we would like? Do we have the right characters playing the right parts in our life? If we are not happy with the current story in our lives, what do we have to do to change that? Do we focus on the parts of the story we love the most, is our story more negative or positive, would we like it to be different? When we play various roles in our life are we the person we want to be? Are we the supportive loving spouse, the encouraging parent, fearless as we go after our dreams? As the director we can change the story arc of our lives, will we be strong or weak, noble or selfish, flighty or grounded? What will we become in the next scene in our lives? Are we the hero of our own lives, or bit players in someone else’s?
We are the guardians of our mind, body, and soul. Protecting ourselves from negative information, people, habits, and thoughts is our responsibility. What we consume, what activities we pursue, and the entertainment we engage in is our choice We are our own control board. How much sleep to get, exercise to engage in, and how much water we drink are all choices we make. Do the people we allow in our lives add or detract from our lives. We can’t choose our family but we do choose who we have as friends, and we are likely to be very much like those we associate with. We can choose to join groups and organizations where people are positive and inspiring.
Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now. Eckhart Tolle
We are the warrior in our life. If our dreams are to come true we will make them come true. Our role may not be out in the world we may be mother bear of our home, the guardian of our home and children. One of the things that I am learning is how early sexual experiences are impacting our children, boys and girls alike. It is not just our girls we need to keep from experimenting with sex too early. I could be wrong but too early sexual activity seems to me to be home and societal problems. Why are we failing our children in these fundamental ways?
We are a lover in our life. Lovers shine attention and adoration on others. Life is not sweet and there is little to celebrate unless we have people in our lives we love. This may be our most difficult role, but it is also the role we get the most from. One of the ways we can be better lovers is to learn the love languages of those we love. Do they feel most loved when we do acts of service for them, or spend time with them, or give them gifts, or words of encouragement, or touch them? If we can embrace our role as lover we can love those around us and make them feel loved, appreciated, accepted, respected, and ready to give their gifts to the world.
We are the leader in our lives. What can we do to improve our circle of influence? This circle of influence may be our family, our job, our community? What can we do to spot those areas of need, to lift those around us, to unite people in meaningful struggle and service? Do we have an attitude of “If it is to be, it is up to me?”
We will never master all of these roles, all of the time, but we can work to enact them with more presence and power. If we are going to embrace each of these roles we need to do it in the Now. If we are checked out of today because we are thinking about the future or the past we miss the present. Only be living today, enjoying the blessings of today and improving today, because now is all there is, can we make our life better.
Are we embracing today with all it entails? Are we giving all we have to give to those we have to give it to? Are we the hero in our story, fighting the good fight, and making a difference? Are there changes we want and need to make? They can only be made in the present; nothing can change in the past, all our power is in the present moment. What kind of person and what kind of experiences do we want to manifest right now?
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. Wayne Dyer
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