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A Victim of Circumstances?!

HildebrandMSK's picture
on March 10, 2012 - 12:14pm

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.--George Bernard Shaw
Circumstances are what is going on today, but not necessarily what will always be. We don't have to be, become, or stay victims of circumstances forever unless we choose to do so. We are meant to live through our circumstances, not stay stuck in them. "The conflict between what one is and who one is expected to be touches all of us," Merle Shain confides. "And sometimes, rather than reach for what one could be, we choose the comfort of the failed role, preferring to be the victim of circumstance, the person who didn't have a chance."
(From the book, Something More-Excavating Your Authentic Self, by Sarah Ban Breathnach-author of Simple Abundance).......................

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