Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Embrace your inheritance

You have inherited a past. You cannot ignore it. You don't have to live up to it. You can try to better yourself by doing things differently than how you were raised, but until you accept the bounty of your all your inheritance - good or bad - you will never be free. Know that your ancestors, your relatives, your parents or friends were not wrong in how they lived their lives but struggled just like you might be struggling now. Their legacy, like yours, will be defined by how much you think their lessons are worth.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Your wants are calling you home

When you feel that aching and yearning for something different, something unique, you know that it is a sign of a deeper want. Unless it's a dark need - like hate or revenge - most wants are asking for attention. They are pointing out a small piece of your life puzzle or recognizing an emptiness that's asking to be filled. Don't ignore it. Take up the challenge and champion your own wants, honour your own needs. Believe in those niggling ideas and desires. Don't let those yearnings fall victim to your indecision. Your wants give meaning and balance to your life and, in turn, give balance to the world around you.