Own Your Life

Many subtle attitudes and past conditioning can affect our sense of ownership of our lives and of the world we live in—guilt, a haunting sense of victimization, laziness, living with repressive, angry, or abusive people may have tamed our sense of ownership of our lives. ~ Beattie, Melody. More Language of Letting Go: 366 New Daily Meditations (Hazelden Meditation Series) (pp. 298-299). Hazelden Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Do you own your life?
Is there someone
you feel it necessary
to clear your decisions with.
or just flat get permission from?
Is that person alive or dead?
How does the person control you?
Guilt? By victimizing you?
Do you lack energy
or the conviction
you can achieve?
Do you fear anger
from your puppeteer?
Or abuse, verbal or physical?
Why do you surrender control
to someone who has no right?
Or are you controlled
not by a person but by addiction…
to alcohol, to drugs, to food…
or shopping or sex or gambling?
Why? Are you ready to claim your life?
If not, couldn’t you surrender
to someone or something petty?
Wouldn’t you prefer ceding control
to a loving Power greater than you?
It’s time to own your life!

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