Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
At the start of your journey to Self Discovery, you want to shake hands with your power of choice and love, and protect it forever. The person you are today is based on how you’ve chosen in the past to respond to your environment, to the people you’ve known, and to your own thoughts and feelings. The person you will be tomorrow is based on the choices you make regarding these same things right now. As long as you remain aware that your development depends on choices you make right now, you stay in the driver’s seat to invite change and growth. But as long as you regard your present self as “just the way you are,” as some sort of reality set in cement, you shut down the Self Discovery process.