Who Do You Want to Be?

Before I make a move today, I’ll decide who I want to be. ~ Casey, Karen. Daily Meditations for Practicing the Course (Hazelden Meditations) . Hazelden Publishing. Kindle Edition.

The only part of our religion that is real is the part we express in our daily lives. Ideals which we do not act out in practice are mere abstract theories and have no real meaning. ~ Fox, Emmet. Find and Use Your Inner Power (p. 149). New Albany. Kindle Edition.

Who do you want to be?
Would you be controlled by social norms?
Would you let your spouse or your parent…
or your children dictate the “oughts”
set out to measure you?
Are you in charge?
Have you turned your life and your will
over to God as you understand God?
Do you emulate the rich and famous,
hoping to feel yourself a trendsetter?
Or can you freely say, “Before I make a move today,
I’ll decide who I want to be.”
Do you claim to intend one standard
but really act out in practice mere abstract theories
that have no real meaning?
Who do you want to be today?
Will you be that?