Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Trust30: Legacy

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

One definition of legacy is what someone feels, thinks and says when they hear your name. What are you doing today to build the legacy you want?

I have written, and continue to write, that we define and create our world by the choices we make. I appreciate the endless variety of choices because they give me things to consider and contrast to choose from.

I appreciate the contrast that this prompt offers in the above definition of legacy. It is neither an easy nor simple definition.

Why? Because I have zero power over what my fellow beings feel, think and say about any subject, including their good (or not-so-good) opinions about me.

My choice having to do with my legacy is far more simple; Not necessarily easy but certainly simpler.

How do I feel about myself?

What do I think when I consider my life?

What do I say about myself? What is my "self-talk"?

That is setting my own vibration and here, I am powerful. I believe that in setting my tone, I am fully engaged with who I really am, the Self that I was speaking with in yesterday's post.

I try and cut myself every break possible. It isn't always easy but it's moving in that direction. The world will not give me what I will not give myself and that is perfect, the way that it is.

Thus my legacy is how often I am kind to myself. How often I smile, especially for "no reason." How much I appreciate everything that I can about my self and my life story. How often I can find myself in the ease and flow of connection and see life reflect that back to me.

This is a legacy that I cherish and work on as often as I can remember. That's a "building" that is in my power to construct. Living it is paradise.

1 comment:

  1. yeah u r right we make so many choices every day.. and our present is truly the result of choices we made in past.

    Some choices are difficult because we can never turn back time !!