This is not about creating your life, it’s about choosing your life.
It’s not about creating your life because you’re already doing that. You couldn’t help it if you tried. Like it or not, your life is happening now. The moment that just passed, you’ll never get it back. That brushstroke is made. You can use the following moment to paint on top of it, cover it up, turn it into something new, but you can’t undo it. It’s part of the creation now, it’s part of this work of art called your life. Every moment.
This also isn’t about making your mark because, you guessed it, you’re already doing that, too. You have an affect on the world around you no matter what, like it or not. You can’t help but have an impact because you’re here. Your presence makes a difference one way or another, large or small. None of this would be exactly the same without you. You’re part of it.
So, the question isn’t whether or not you will create your life or make an impact. The question is: What kind? What will it look like? How will you do it? With what intentions? What’s the quality of it?
It’s about deciding. It’s about if you’ll do it intentionally, based on as much awareness and love as you can muster. Or will it be happenstance? The unconscious runoff of your past, your biology, your accidental habits, and your circumstances.
You’re doing it already, so you may as well do it in a way that you choose rather than in a way that happens to you. You might as well bathe it in your attention and see how beautiful you can make it.
I mean… Honestly… Do you have something better to do?