Quote for the Week
"You need only claim the events of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality." Florida Scott-Maxwell, The Measure of My Days, 1968.
Not only are you fierce with reality, but once you own your actions, your past, your present, then you are in a position to be self-actualizing. That's when you can create real change in yourself if you aren't satisfied with what you discover. When you claim the events of your life, the good and the bad, you begin living honestly.
If you haven't been able to achieve what you wanted in the past, maybe it's time to look at your past and acknowledge the decisions, good and bad, that have led you to where you are - and who you are. Then look at the present and see what you can do differently to make the changes you want. We can always do more, be more, because we can become more.
We should always be like an unfinished novel - a work in progress that grows richer and more complex with experience and the passage of time.