This is just some mental musings that I thought I’d share. My life is a shape. The shape of my life is determined by the people around me, the skills that I have and the way that I use my skills to interact with the people around me and to create with those people. My interactions in turn help me learn and grow. When I learn and grow, the shape of my life will change.
So who determines the shape of my life? Is it me or is it the people around me? Or is it a little of both? I truly believe that there is a greater power in the universe that determines the shape of my life. It’s sort of like imagining what determines the shape of plant will be when the plant grows? Does the plant determine its shape? Does the things surrounding it? In the optimal conditions the plant will grow into the shape that it is meant. In less than optimal conditions it may not. But ultimately the shape of a plant is determines by something greater than it (in this case it’s DNA).
Why do I want to share this? Using the plant analogy, the plant does not have to create its own shape. It just has to grow and trust that the ultimate shape it will take is the shape that it is intended. That is, if the plant could trust, it would have to trust the universe the greater powers of the universe. On the other hand, if the plant could trust and did not trust it may try to determine its own shape. It may try to force itself into another shape that it thinks it should be. It may fight its natural shape and twist and contort itself into a different shape. The shape it wants to be. And the shape that it wants to be may have an affect on the natural shape of the beings around it.
I trust God and the universe to determine the shape of my life. I do not need to force the shape of my life. I do not need to contort myself into what I think I should be based on some ideas or definitions as that may have an affect on the natural shape of the lives around me. I trust the universe to provide the shape of my life for me.