Being One With One’s Life

“Every person must follow his or her own process. No one else knows what is right for another. There is no goal in living our process, except to live it. Our processes can change. Our lives can change as we participate in the process. Our only requirement is to trust the process and live in faith. Our responsibility is to live out what our Creator asks of us. To live our lives. Living our process demands a deep spiritual commitment of being one with one’s life.” ~ Anne Wilson Schaef, Living in Process … 

Our lives are a special and unique journey gifted to us alone by our Creator, no one else will live it. This means, of course, we have a responsibility that comes along with it–to live out our lives in faith and to trust the process. This requires us to be in tune with who we are, how we are meant to be, and what we are meant to do, which can be a rather difficult thing for some of us. After all, how many of us can say that we are truly committed to becoming the person that we were created to be and not the person that we want to be or the person that others expect us to be? This also means that we must be willing to accept the obstacles, difficulties, and changes in our lives as we journey down our paths with trust and faith in God’s divine providence. <!–more–> 

In truth, a loving Creator has given our lives to us; and although we each have this gift, and we have some control over it, we do not have complete control. This is a good thing, though, because in our folly, many of us would steer our lives in unpleasant and harmful directions if we did. I, for one, remember foolishly wanting things with an unhealthy desperation–relationships, wealth, power, material objects, and other such things–only to realize later that those things were not what I needed.

I believe we each know deep within our hearts what is right for us. And if we can ignore the noise of the world around us–trusting life and having faith in our Creator–we will find that life is a wonderful journey, a blessed experience filled with great treasures of joy, love, friendship, compassion, and other spiritual riches.

Allow yourself to live life through your authentic heart and soul, and not through your logic and intellect. For when one understands that he is a divine creation, he knows that his life has purpose and meaning to it other than that which his logic and intellect assigns. And it is from this perspective that he may come to discover who he is, and the depths of his capacity to truly give to the world.

Spend some time in reflection of the path of your life.

Questions to consider:

In what ways do you feel that you are one with your life? Why?

How often do you trust the processes of life? How often do you try to control them and make them turn out how you want them to?

What processes have you noticed recently in your life? Do you attempt to guide them, or let them guide you?

For further thought:

“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” ~ Anais Nin, D. H. Lawrence: An Unprofessional Study

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