“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.