Another Life Lesson

Last night I watched Steve Jobs: One Last Thing. It is a documentary on the incredible man who helped change the world. I was struck by a quote.

You are told the world is the way it is. Your life is just to live your life inside the world and try not to bash into the walls too much… Everything around you, you call life, was made up by people no smarter than you… The minute you understand you can poke life…and you can change and mould it. That is maybe the most important thing.

We are all in charge of our own lives. We are the “master builders”. When we think the world is out to get us, we can be pushed down and end up being our own demise in the making. Yet when we choose to be grateful and to seek the tiniest positivity in the bleakest moment; a whole new world can flourish. The seed of positivity that is planted will survive and flourish amongst the destruction should we choose to believe in ourselves.

It is not the world that is out to get us; it is our own mind when we let the “dark side” consume our thoughts. Yet when we can balance the yin and yang magical things can appear. As I have heard from scholars such as Dr. Wayne Dyer, “I will see it, when I believe it.”

The world is your canvas, what will you paint?

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