Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Words to live by... + Book Review

"Everything is a choice.

This is life greatest truth and its hardest lesson.

It is a hard lesson, because it causes us to realize that we have chosen the life we are living right now. It is perhaps frightening for us to think that we have chosen to live our life exactly as it is today. Frightening because we may not like what we find when we look at our lives. But it is also liberating, because we can now begin to choose what we will find when we look at our life in the tomorrows that lie unlived before us.

Life is choices.

You have chosen to live this day. You have chosen to read this book {& blog!}. You have chosen to live in a certain city. You have chosen to believe certain ideas.
You choose the food you eat, the clothes you wear, and the thoughts you think. You choose to be calm or restless, you choose to feel appreciative or ungrateful.
Love is a choice. Anger is a choice. Fear is a choice. Courage is a choice.

You choose.

You may argue that you are forced to live in a certain city or drive a certain car, but it is not true. And if it is, it is true only temporary and because of a choice you have made in the past.

We choose our lives, and in doing so, we design our lives.

Perhaps one day we will realize that we have chosen much more than we have even imagined.

I hope that day is today.

For the day we accept that we have chosen to choose our choices is the day we cast off the shackles of victim-hood and are set free to pursue the lives we were born to live."

~ Matthew Kelly from the book The Rhythm of Life

If you are looking for a summer reading that will empower you back to take control of your life and help you discover what is exactly that you want out of life, face your fears and be the best-version-of-yourselves with passion and purpose..... then read The Rhythm of Life, a really good summer read!! If you have read it already maybe open a random page and get a message for the day!!!

A classic book full of inspiration!

Have your read it? Thoughts? What other summer book do you recommend?

{Image via Everything Fabulous Tumblr}


Simply Mel said...

I'm adding this to my book list! Thank you!

Beautiful blog ~ so thrilled to have found this gorgeous space!

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

Hi Simply Mel! Thank you so much for your lovely comment!! :)

Hope you are having a fabulous week!

Sarah Jane said...

this is so true and such wonderful thoughts. i love reading things that reaffirm life change and acceptance;)

fabulous finds said...

great timing...as i need a good summer read...and just from the little that you shared...sounds very very good!

Tiina said...

Oh I need those shoes! They would be just the ones I'm looking for my friend's wedding in couple of weeks...I agree with this, life is a choise and we really choose how to live it. Beautiful post!

JulieStyles said...

I wish I was one of those girls in a magazine who could pull of that outfit and wear it while window shopping. LOVE that photo!

Daniella said...

Oooo sounds interesting! Love the photo too :)

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Beautiful, beautiful words. I'm going to have to save this one and read it again. It has so much truth to it. Thank you for this post and the image is perfectly paired. Have a wonderful weekend. =)

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