We live our lives. We don’t make our lives. Isn’t that right?
Of course not. I know you know this.
We make the lives we live – step by step, plunge by plunge. We construct, formulate and compose a production using our energies and spirit along with whatever else is thrown our way.
Currently our life’s play is stimulating, wonderful, dissatisfying, miserable, boring or downright dull. Yours may be infused with drama, a mishmash of responsibilities and consequences, just plain messy or ho-hum.
Unable to put your finger on what you don’t like about the scene in progress is bad enough. But now here comes an unwelcome interruption from a backstage voice booming a line that makes me cringe:
“You made your bed, now go lie in it.”
This is a punitive way of saying that we create the conditions of our condition.
Perhaps. But I don’t buy you have to stay in that bed.
Life as you know it can be better.