Creating Our Destiny

23 06 2008

Destiny, some people think it is an undeniable force that propels us to what we are supposed to be in life. Not counting with our will and effort; what is meant to be, will be. I don’t believe it for a second.

In life we are presented with many different options that affects our life. These opportunities brings us potential carreers, love, our husband or wife and many other things. Not all that is presented to us become part of our reality, because in order to do so we must put some effort integrating it into our life.

I guess the best way to illustrate this is by asking you to think back on your decisions, decisions that shaped your present. Looking back you’ll clearly see what actions took you all the way to where you are right now. There is nothing we can do about the past but to learn from it, not only that, but we many have to live with the consequences of those decisions as well.

If I have learned anything in my years of living it is that we are in a constant evolution of our being. We live, we learn, we grow and continue to do so at so many different levels in our life. We perform certain tasks and responsabilities depending on the life stage we are living at the moment; son or daughter, student, worker, partner in marriage, parenting, seeing our kids leave the nest, reclaiming and recreating our nest, retiring, becoming grandparents, facing sickness and death. The reality is that we can’t be the same person throughout all those stages, we develop and utilize different gifts, talents and attitudes that will help us navigate each one them. Some people see change as a threat, they want everything to stay the same including those around them. It’s an impossibility. If we are alive and growing in any way, (physical, mental or spiritual) we are changing. Try to put a stop to our growth and we’ll only become frustated and depressed.

Destiny is something we create moment by moment as we move along the path of life. We might have taken the wrong turn many times, but then again, there are many routes to arrive at the same destination.

Do you believe in Destiny?

19 05 2008

Video: How You Live by Point of Grace

Destiny refers to a predetermined course of events. It may be conceived as a predetermined future, whether in general or of an individual. It is a concept based on the belief that there is a fixed natural order to the universe.

Call it destiny or fate, some people refer to this term as something they can’t do nothing about, something that has been decided ahead of time and that they can’t alter in anyway. My personal opinion; I don’t believe in it. To believe in it will be to renounce to the possibility of so many things in my life.

Opportunities present themselves to give us the chance to achieve greater accomplishments in our life and in the world. We create our destiny with every action and decision we make, by using our gifts and talents, with our daily effort, with our hard work as we try to achieve our goals and make our dreams come true. Even when we have failed before we are able to recreate our future with new and better decisions with the lessons learned from our mistakes. We are able to renew our faith in people, in love, in God, in all the things we chose not to have faith anymore and let the experience give a new meaning and purpose to our life.

Every day that we chose to do or not something we are creating our destiny, it is a journey not a destination. It evolves, grows and changes with time. It serves us in the manner that suits us.

“We are the masters of our fate, the captains of our souls,
because we have the power to control our thoughts.”
– Napoleon Hill

Enjoy the video. Tell me what you think.

Clary Lopez, author or Simplicity, Richness of Life

Don’t Die

14 01 2008

The day you give up your dream you die” – Flashdance movie scene quote

I love dancing, it has been part of my life since I was a little girl. I long to dance every single day but there are many other things to do in my life. Another good quote I heard from Paulo Coelho is “I want to die living”, it’s the perfect description of what I would like to do with my life.

Dreams are our way to visualize our destiny and I’m not talking about the dreams you have while you are asleep but the ones you desire to make a reality. So to me dancing was the perfect expression of my being; I felt free, creative, happy, relaxed and full of energy. I still do.


Flashdance Movie

Today I watched Flashdance and, like the times before, it moved me to see the dancer’s ability to merge their movements with the music. I remember my jazz dance teacher in college and how she explained to us that we needed to use our body to express what we felt by listening to the music. She would make us lay on the floor and ask us to act up something with our body, like we were a chick inside an egg and breaking out of the shell. I have to admit it was a little weird but it taught me to do what she said; body expression.

When I hear a song I like I still imagine how I would move to the sound, a whole choreography plays in my mind. I’ve spent long hours practicing a routine until it was perfect, I enjoyed each and every second of it, now that I don’t dance as often is like I’ve let something vital in me die.

Creativity takes on different forms and today I use words, and colors. I intend to continue using these mediums to express what moves me, but dancing will still be on the top of my list even if it means adding it to my workout routines.