The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.
No apologies or excuses.
No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.
The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey.
And you alone are responsible for the quality of it.
This is the day your life really begins.
– Bob Moawad

This week’s reading from The Tao of Daily Life, entitled “The Monk and The Spider”, is about taking responsibility for your destiny. This is a very powerful message – one that if we just keep in mind and practice will make our lives so much easier. When you wake up in the morning (sorry, I’m still in morning mode), you have a choice. Do you want a happy, fruitful day or a miserable one. You decide. It is your choice, it is your life. You’re the only one who can make it happen, no one else can.

Rotary Garden in Janesville, WI

As Lin says “when we realize that we are the cause of our own misfortunes, we can begin to adjust our thinking at a fundamental level, and start to create real changes.” It’s all about the power of the mind. Think about it. Are the problems that afflict us really out of our control? Are they real problems or just circumstances we’ve allowed to linger and affect us? Can we shift our way of thinking to come up with a solution? (I can cite so many examples – but I won’t. I don’t want to get in trouble. But we all understand what I’m talking about here, right? *smile)

I’m simply going to end this post with this food for thought:

“You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.” – Tony Robbins

Make this the day your life really begins.

Con mucho amor,

If you missed the previous Tao lessons, here are quick links to them: