I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.

by juani913

What are you made of? Who are you? What do you really dream of? To know you have to identify within yourself what it is you want out of your life and who it is you want to become.It sounds simple yet it’s not. You have to travel on this path of unfoldment, with courage, with love, looking everywhere for enlightenment, and you must have a steadfast refusal to give up on your dream. It won’t be easy to become your dream but I promise you it will be worth it. it’s worth it when you are rewarded with happiness. Be honest with yourself and dance to the beat of your own drum. Don’t work off the salvation of others, find your own salvation. Envy is ignorance and imitation is suicide. In the path of YOUR unfoldment, in YOUR growth as a human being, there can be no progress without sacrifice. You have to truly put in the work and life will re-pay you. Like Waldo Emerson said, 

“though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given tho him to till.” 

You are given your life when you come into this world then you must work to make it. You have to carefully cultivate yourself, with detail and precision and a hell of a lot of hard work in order to become what you want to be. Put your heart into your work and do your best. We should act like plants and allow the light to enter our being and we have to find the nourishment we need to  GROW and BLOOM. 

We all have unsurmountable power within us, gifts waiting to be opened. These power and gifts are unique to every individual, expressing itself in different ways, shapes and forms. Find what your gift is then cherish it like one. With every new human being new gifts and powers come into this world and no one knows what this power can do. It’s up to you to find out what your power is and what it is capable of. Express yourself and don’t be ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents. Heed the call of your soul. Go after your dreams and like Emerson said, “trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.”

Even with awareness, it is still necessary to take action in support of one’s destiny. You can blindly believe in fate and think that things will work themselves out, and sometimes they do, but when it comes to our futures and our dreams I think it’s best to take responsibility for them. Fate and destiny play a role but these things alone don’t decide the course of our lives. We also have some say in the direction, we are all co-creators of our own lives giving it shape and form.

Even if we don’t know it, we are all going somewhere. You can go through life floating, you can let the seas of life carry you every which way with the power of its currents, or you can take hold of your boat and consciously direct your life in the direction you want it to go. At times it will be hard but like the saying goes, a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. So Fight against wind, currents and storms. Fight against adversity and surpass any walls that try to stop you. Find out what it is you want and go after it. Like  William Henley said, be the master of your fate and the captain of your soul. 

Like always, keep growing, in the light direction,

JZ

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