In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within, I talk about self-discovery:
The true goal of self-discovery is to find freedom and happiness. If you are not happy right now, if you do not have the freedom you desire, it’s only because you’re not aware of the power within you to joyfully fulfill your meaningful goals and true desires. Freedom means you don’t have to be a victim of your environment! Whatever the circumstances you are born into, or whatever circumstances develop around you as you go through life, freedom means you use your power to take charge of your life and direct your path. And yes, you do have the power!
Some aspects of life are unavoidable. You didn’t choose the family or the environment into which you were born, for example. You didn’t choose many of the abuses, conflicts or crises that may have occurred over the years. And you will inevitably experience sickness in some form, old age, and death. But you don’t have to regard these things as excuses for continuing unhappiness and failure. Instead, you can decide that right now you will produce change in your life, and that you will live your life as fully as you can–with as much love and happiness as you can.
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