Be Gentle With Yourself

 

So, the question is, are our lives predetermined? Sometimes it seems that way. Sometimes it seems we have no control over events – that we are helpless bystanders.

 

Other times we can feel immensely powerful and as if we absolutely have the power to shape our own lives in the most productive, joy-filled way possible.

 

I think the truth lies somewhere between the two extremes. I think we do have free will. I think there are lessons we need to go through, but they can be presented in a number of different ways.  I absolutely think that everyone comes into our lives for a reason.

 

Things change quickly sometimes. By some small measures.

 

We turn left instead of right and something happens. Whether it’s meeting someone new or something bad happens. Just because we turned left.

 

Yeah, I think those things are absolutely meant to happen. Often. Not always. Sometimes it’s just a fluke. Most of the time, it’s a lesson to be learned.

 

If something is meant to be, then it’s predetermined, right? To a certain degree.

 

It’s predetermined, but we still have free will. We can always say no. Then the lesson will present at a later time. So sometimes a lesson doesn’t happen because of the choices we make. Then it will just happen in another time, in another way.

 

The bottom line is, be gentle with yourself. Do the best you can at the time and let that be enough. And remember, you are never alone.

 

 

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