Life offers the ability to pursue what catches your attention.
The paths that you take lead to the life you make.
Reality with a dash of imagination, shaken but not stirred, please.
Life really is quite like a cocktail, each person adds the various component parts, then mixes them up to get their reality. Ingredients like imagination, your dreams, wishes, hopes, aspirations, ideas, et cetera can be included as seen fit; anything can be added to the melting pot as decided, any combination of things that is desirable; then just mix it all up to see how things turn out.
So much to Choose from but which ingredients to choose, perhaps something original would be more fun? If an actual cocktail was formulated like this, for example, it's acceptability would be a case of hit or miss; perhaps drinkable, perhaps not; maybe in order to not want wasting it we drink it anyway rather than throwing it away and starting again from scratch as should be logical. To get a good, drinkable cocktail it is easier to follow a formula at first, then gradually experiment until you can create an original drink on your own formula. Perhaps the finished drink is modeled on some other famous well-tried recipe; or perhaps the final creation is purely your own, or it could even be a bit of both.
Yes, the right choice is something original, but should be drinkable; um.... guess this may need some though!
So it is with life; to follow the success of others is always the easiest route; there is potential to even follow the well-trodden path that society lays out for people to follow from cradle to grave. The road less traveled however, the one created by ourselves could be much harder, as we struggle to find the correct combination of factors to make the life that is truly desired. But avoiding the pain that may be involved with such a self-created life course there is potential also we'll miss the dance, the dance of life; those things that give life its mystery, joy, excitement, a sense of 'I did it my own way'.
Having that slight twist of originality is what should give life the edge it needs! So, when you drink from the cup of life what will your drink be; the well tried recipe, or something original, exciting, with a twist of something brand new?
- Make the changes necessary to create the life you want.
Only what you willingly accept can continue to be part of your life.
The Jigsaw Effect: Everyone gathers pieces of life through the desire to experience by following dreams, intentions, ideas, intuitions, external influences, desires, through achieving expectations and so on. These driving factors can be impacted or influences by abilities, determination, beliefs, potential, as well as the specific environment's ability to support what is pursued.
Much like a jigsaw puzzle, the individual elements required for success are collected in the right order to form the desired result. The combination of these various factors in the form of what you seek and pursue, the things you learn, the places you live and visit, what you acquire, all the individual parts that constitute your life are the components of your life's cocktail. You decide the individual contents, how they are combined perfectly or in dissonance, creatively, compatible or otherwise.
There may be conflicts, but these are either created or allowed to evolve by yourself, you have the ability to take the initiative to eliminate conflict in your life or be passive by allowing instability to continue unabated.
As the true sole creator of your life you gather and attract the individual parts, the home, the friends, the activities, the things pursued; they all come together to form the individual pieces of a complexed jigsaw that make up your life. Yes, the choices are yours, even if that fact isn't recognized; you alone can decide what to accept into your life and what to reject. Whatever is unacceptable but continues to exist does so because of the lack of action on your part, the ability to take the steps against such issues equals consent.
In life, as with a cocktail, the wrong components or contents in the wrong ratio or levels diminishes the whole, even though the parts as independent additions were fine. Some parts may not be compatible with other ingredients of a life cocktail, even though in isolation they were perfectly acceptable.
Finding or creating the perfect balance takes time, attention and skill in order to match all the various elements in perfect harmony. Just like a jigsaw, one well fitting part from another jigsaw will likely be unable to fit no matter how hard you try. In life also certain components may pose issues, being unable to fit with any level of compatibility.
Reality seems to set limits of what blends with what, as well as the things that are totally incompatible. The structure or fabric is forever being tested by what can turn out to be dissonant factors; as if an experiment of what fits and what doesn't is being tested by the hands of fate. Any part of life that causes instability is best resolved, but if that isn't possible or desirable then rejected or ignored; which is best ideally should be deeply considered.
It certainly pays off in the long run and is wise, to carefully select what is accepted to be part of your life. Consideration of the reasons and compatibility to the overall life plan's structure needs to be fully considered, with no part accepted that will cause disharmony or fracture the fabric of what already exists.
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