“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”– Henry Miller, writer
Buddha famously said, “Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”
Your life is yours to live. The worst mistake you can make is to allow someone else to control your life. If you allow people to control your life, then you are not living your own God given life. The aim of life is to live a fulfilled life, not a borrowed life.
The fines thing you can do for yourself is to be your own driver. Drive yourself to wherever you want to go. No matter what, always be your own driver. It is important to be your own driver because you know yourself better than anyone out there. You know what you are good at; you know what you are not so good at. Most important, you know where you are going to in life. Seneca famously said, “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” That is right.
If you are the one driving yourself, you know where you are going to. But if it is someone else driving you to somewhere, for sure, you don’t know how it is going to end. It is hard to face reality. Face your own reality, and you will never regret it.
What does it mean to you to have control over your life?
In life, it means a lot. Human beings don’t like to be controlled. We don’t like to be told what to do, and what not to do. We like to figure things out ourselves. That is what makes life interesting. That is what makes us want to try more strange things. That is why we want to experiment with new things.
When you are in control of your life, it means you can do what you want, when you want it, and how you want it. But is it still possible to live like that in today’s society where everything is controlled and regulated? Yes, it is still possible. You just have to mindful how you go about doing it.
The purpose of living is to be able to have control over our decisions. We make decisions on a daily basis. If someone else is in control of your life, the person is in control of your destiny. Then you are not living. You are just existing. To live a fulfilled and accomplished life, we should be in total control of our lives. Period.