"You can never really live anyone else's life, not even your child's. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you've become yourself."~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Many of you have heard me say that you must live your own life. Your life is all about you. Lately I have started to ask myself, what are the reasons that I encourage people to live their own life.
I have given it a lot of thought, and I have come up with 5 solid reasons to live your own life.
You Are Unique
No matter who you are, no matter what background you come from, no matter what you have done in your life, you are completely unique in this world. There never has been, nor will there ever again be, anyone that is just like you.
Nobody has had exactly the same experiences as you. Nobody has lived their life in exactly the same way as you. You are the only one who can be, and the only one who is you.
What this means is that you are expanding the Universe in ways that nobody else can. It our thoughts and our experiences that expand the Universe…and so, without you, the Universe would be less than it is right now. You are important to this expansion.
Only you are in control of you
Nobody in this world has any control over you…except that control which you give to others. You have complete control over what you do, what you think, and who you become through your life experiences. You change with each decision. You change with each experience. You change with each reaction or response to every situation, and the way that all of these happen is completely up to you.
The only person who can exert any control over you is yourself. This means that living your own life is your choice, your right, and your responsibility. If you allow others to control you or any part of your life, that is a decision that you have made. This decision may have been made sub-consciously, but it was still your decision.
You are in control of your life, and so, you should life the life you intend to live…not the life somebody else intends for you. Nobody knows what is best for you except you.
You are not in control of anyone else
Just as you are the only one who can control you, everyone else is in control of themselves. Of course, this means that you have to live your life, and you cannot live life for anyone else. It doesn’t matter how much you want something for somebody, it is always their choice.
We all want the best for our loved ones, our friends, and the world as a whole, but that does not mean that we should try to force our perception of what is the best on anyone. Perhaps those who are failing to meet our “perspective” of living a good life, are living exactly the life they want. Everyone we know is living the life that allows them to experience what they cam here to experience, and thus expand the Universe in the way they intended.
Let go of the control of others. You don’t know what is best for anyone but yourself.
You are meant to follow your own passions and your purpose
You came to this physical plane to live a certain way. You came to experience certain things. You came with preferences, and those preferences continue to expand.
When life does not match our preferences, we try to change it. We become passionate about the things we want in our lives, and we move toward them. The passions that we have are ours for a reason. They help us to move the Universe forward in the way that we intend.
When you follow your passions, you will accomplish your purpose for being here. It doesn’t matter to anyone else what your passions are, nor what your purpose is. Your passions will drive you toward things that will help you accomplish your purpose for being here.
Living your own life is your route to happiness
No matter what we want in life, we want it for one basic reason…we feel that the having of it will make us feel better. We feel that having it will make us happier.
Of course, I believe that happiness is a choice, and that we can always choose to be happy, no matter what our circumstances. However, if we live our own life, the life we came here to live, it is easier to make the choice to be happy on a more consistent basis.
When we live our own life, we are being true to ourselves. We are being true to becoming what we desire. We are being true to our purpose, and that cannot help to make it easier to choose happiness.
So there you have it. The top 5 reasons to live your own life. They are simple (not easy). It is a basic of our life, if we are to live a life of personal significance, that we live the life of our own choosing.
Let the community know what you think about living your own life. Do you agree with what I have laid out here? Leave a comment and let us know what you think. We’re listening.