Undefeated masters of fate.

October 5th, 2012

I walk just about everywhere. I don’t wear earphones, because I enjoy listening to the sounds around me. As I pass others, I often overhear remarkable exchanges of ideas between them or maybe just one side of a phone conversation.

Here are a few of my most recent comments from the street. What excites me about them is the understanding that random, diverse people have about the power of their thoughts to shape and influence their experiences.

  • Mother to her middle school aged son: “Well, if that’s what you want, then you better start visualizing it happening right now.”
  • Truck driver talking into headpiece while unloading cartons: “I love myself a lot. This is my life!”
  • Woman descending stairs wearing phone earpiece: “You alone are the master of your universe, so you get to choose whether you’ll accept that in your life or not.”

That last statement reminded me of the closing lines from William Ernest Henley’s 1875 poem, “Invictus.”

I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Have you mastered the art of thinking only about what you want as possible?

 

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