All the choices you have made up to this point in your life have created the exact life you live at this very moment. Take a look around you. The room you are in is a result of decisions you made. If you are at work, you accepted that position. If you are lounging in a room of your home, you chose to live there. Does someone live there with you, a roommate perhaps, or a spouse? You decided to share your life with them. If you have children, their very existence is a result of choices you made.
What about your body? How much of your body’s present condition is a result of your choices? It is easy to admit you are responsible for your clothes or hairstyle, but what about your weight, muscle tone, and overall health? The point is to recognize that your life is what you make it. Accepting personal responsibility for everything in your life is the first step towards creating the life you want.
Our power to create our life is obvious when we step back and look at some of the key features of our lives. Our ability to create has attracted and manifested all that surrounds us. If we don’t focus our creative powers, we end up with circumstances in our life that we aren’t satisfied with.
We have this ability to create because we are not separate from the force behind all of creation. We are part of the force that gives rise to all that is. We use our power to create whether or not we are aware of it. Our attention and energy are how we fuel our ability to manifest, so we get more of whatever we focus on.
If you spend your time festering in anger and hostility, you will find yourself surrounded by conflict. If you spend your days complaining about a lack of money, you will manifest more of that same scarcity. Likewise, if you focus your attention on beauty, you will notice beautiful things everywhere you go. If you make the feeling of gratitude into a habit, you will find even more to be grateful for in your life, and so forth.
The first step to creating the life of your dreams is to recognize that you created the life you have now. By acknowledging that you are responsible for the state of your life, you rein in unfocused energy and creative power. When you fully accept responsibility you let go of emotions that drain your energy, such as blame. Only then can you begin to focus that recovered energy and use it to change your life.
Our ability to manifest things in our life is not necessarily precise, and it is certainly not instantaneous. Life goals such as finding a partner, moving out West, or building your own successful business can take years to manifest. Yet when we accept personal responsibility, focus our energy, and set clear goals and objectives, it is far more likely that our lives will evolve as a close match to the vision we have for ourselves.