How much of life is personal?

How much of life can we take personally? All of it? Some of it? None of it? What we wish to take personal? The good things that happen to us? How much can we give ourselves credit for? How much can we be rightfully upset about?

Some people believe everything is destined. Some people believe we actually pick our lives before we even have them. Some people believe we are on our specific paths to learn something vital on personal spiritual journeys. Maybe.

Maybe not. I can’t say. Because truthfully some people have some pretty shitty lives and I would think that haven been given a choice in the matter beforehand they would not have selected that path at all. I can site examples but I’m sure you can all think of people that didn’t seem deserving of the injustices life handed them, including maybe yourselves.

So I can’t say. I would like to know but there isn’t a definitive way to ascertain the absolute truth to this all. There isn’t a way to understand every single nuance from every single angle and give absolute causation and explanation to it all.

How much really is circumstance vs randomness vs destiny vs karma? How much of what we experience is meant expressly for us? How much is just a continuum of the experience of living in this dimension, of living this “life” thing as we know it?

The way I see it and have almost always seen and understood it to be is that we are in our original forms (for illustration purposes) all like part of a cloud. Then we are born into individual drops of water. But we retain part of our knowing of being more than just an individual self. Yet we each now go on our own distinct voyage until weeks or millenia later we form again back into a cloud.

Is it a lottery which drop ends up where? Or is it just a manifestation of the infinite possibilities available to be had. Should we take any of it personal?

I suppose we all make those choices moment by moment for ourselves. We all choose what we take personal and what we don’t. And these very decisions are what shape us: whether we understand that or not.

This isn’t something easy to grapple with. It’s not something I expect a definitive answer to right this moment. It’s just something I’m sitting with.

We are all windows to our own souls though, aren’t we? So I’m just taking it all in and figuring it all out for myself, for my own peace of mind. One question and one glimpse of understanding at a time.

Author: porngirl3

I have always enjoyed reading and writing. Maybe because I have always been on the quiet and reclusive side; which most people may not guess at first glance or if seeing me in a social setting, especially around people I am comfortable with but it’s also not something I have an issue with. I need solitude to recharge. Writing gives me the peace and time to renew myself...here that is offered to you for your enjoyment and pleasure as well. I hope. Lol

2 thoughts on “How much of life is personal?”

  1. How much is personal? I’m thinking all of it is since we view the world around us from our own ways and ways that have been handed down over the many generations and ways that in our journey in life, we discover or otherwise become aware of.

    I didn’t choose to be born but here I am. Am I destined or fated to live my life in a particular way? Not that I know of because after being born, I was set upon the task to make my life as meaningful as I could and I can tell you that after soon to be 64 years of working on this, it’s been fun and not so much.

    The task: Do the best you can while understanding that there are no guarantees that things are gonna work out as planned. We experience things; some push us in the “right” direction while others make us take steps backward or even change directions. And while there are a lot of things that “definitively” tell us how to be the best we can be, those things aren’t all that definitive because, again, nothing is guaranteed except, one day, you’re going to die. Now, some say we shape our own destiny and that we determine our own fates and maybe this is some real-deal shit or a lot of wishful thinking that’s in place and designed to not remind us what our ultimate fate is going to be – and no matter what we’ve done in our lives.

    Yes – we make choices moment by moment; do or do not? We juggle the many implications and consequences if we do and if we don’t – then hope like hell that we’ve made the right decision and when we don’t, we work to fix that if and when we can.

    We can become aware of our potential and other can see potential and it can be said that we’re destined to do great works… or not and all depending on what we’re doing with our lives and, specifically, those things that we’re supposed to do and which has been determined to be the best things to do…

    Not that we all do them. We decide to either follow the path, follow it in a slightly different way, or not at all… and whatever happens, happens. To that end, we don’t have much control over external things and barely have control over the things that directly affect us or are implemented by us. Is it chance? Rolling the dice? I dunno… but I know what I’ve determined I have to do to make the most and best of my life and such as it is.

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