We are Who We are from the Cradle

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While reading the book, “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield, I came across this  paragraph:  “We come into this world with a specific, personal destiny.  We have a job to do, a calling to enact, a self to become.  We are who we are from the cradle, and we are stuck with it.  Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”

Wow!  Such beautiful words.  That statement really shouldn’t come as a surprise to me, but at the same time, it was if someone just slapped me upside the head…SHAAZAM!  Of course we are who we are from the cradle.  That’s why children raised in the same household, by the same parents, with the same training turn out to be totally different people.  We are who we are…

Passion…is what drives us, fuels our tank, and feeds our fire.  We were all put here on this earth for a purpose.  Our responsibility to ourselves and our Maker is to discover our passion.  If we discover our passion then our life will be fulfilled, we will be rewarded, and we will be content.

Why do we go against the flow?  Why do we try to swim upstream?  Why do we go through life like a ship without a paddle?  For many, maybe it’s circumstances…things happen that re-route our course in life.  For others, financial difficulties interfere with the big picture.  Still others make a few wrong choices and POOF the dream goes up in smoke.

Whatever the reasons, we still need to reach for our star, our destiny, our calling.  We need to not let obstacles get in the way of our dreams and keep us from being the person we were meant to become.

Today I am thankful for who I am and who I am becoming.

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