Live by Choice.
The man boarded the bus as he does each morning. His menacing demeanor seemed to discourage the passengers from making direct eye contact or smiling in recognition of his presence. His arms were crossed and he sighed often as if he was carrying the weight of the entire world on his shoulders. Perhaps he was, but I could not help but wonder if he had been asked to do so or if he simply volunteered. Is he angry because he is allowed to live by his choices every day?
The faces of the "walking wounded," those who seem to be lost in a sea of apathy or the convenience of misery remind me of how far we have yet to travel in the evolution of our society. So many of us are still comfortably asleep. We resign from the discomfort of personal responsibility and sacrifice our values for the convenience of the collective consciousness. We allow ourselves to become systematically enveloped in the values of the organizations for which we work; in the process, we surrender our desires to become a part of a system that may no longer serve us. We may not be mindful of our choice, but we are painfully aware of the results. We are angry at the effect without accepting responsibility for the cause.
Success or Sabotage? Success is a concept that must be defined daily. Even within the context of a higher vision for your life and purpose, it is easy to find yourself wandering off the desired path, simply because you neglected to watch where you were going.
Is this going to be an incredible day? You can be the man on the bus--simply on the ride--or you can slip into the driver's seat. What choice that best serves you?