Life doesn't happen to you. It happens through you.

personal development Jul 13, 2018
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I listened to a podcast a few days ago during my cemetery run that featured Sam Harris and Dan Dennet arguing about free will. It was an interesting but ultimately fruitless, exchange.

Are you the master of our destiny or is your life fated?

The answer is unknowable and even if it was, knowing would be more harmful than helpful.

Either way, you have a role to play. 

The most helpful and healthy approach to the question of whether your life is decided by you or by providence is this. Accepting that life doesn’t simply happen to you but through you. This is the path to experiencing more well-being and prosperity in your work, life, and relationships.

In each and every moment you find yourself is the opportunity to choose how you frame your circumstance and what you decide to do next. At the very least, you are in charge of these choices.

Stepping forward with thoughtful intention, generous motivation, and an aspiration that is giving and kind is a choice you can make right now.

So, what’s next for you today?

Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose

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