Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Be yourself


I am the master of my own fate, the captain of my own destiny. I heard that somewhere and really like it, the more I think on it the more and more I like it. What does it mean to me? I am an adult and as such am in charge of my life. I and I alone am responsible for my own actions and  reactions. I am the one that is control of my life, it is mine to live. When you really think about it what else do we have that is exclusively ours. This person known as Bill will infact be the only  person with the real me throughout my entire life. Oh, for sure others will come and play parts in our lives some bigger parts some smaller or shorter parts. Some play more important parts, some less so. But, no one will be with me constantly 24/7 other than this character the world sees as Bill. Am I making sense here?

The face we put on for the world to see will differ at different times depending on the situation. I have to ask, how often does that face we put on for the world to see, match the true me? I think I am on some sort of spiritual quest or something. I am struggling todo away with all the false faces. I am Me and that is it, nothing  more nothing less.

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8 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Be yourself

  1. Powerful thoughts indeed. As someone who has struggled to understand personal identity, I think the whole issue bowls down to understanding what you have so beautifully articulated. At the end of the day, you are you. Whether you embrace it or deny it, you can’t change it. My prayer is that we all love the face we see in the proverbial mirror.

  2. David says:

    I think your opening sentence paraphrases ‘Invictus’ by William Ernest Henley. You can find an excellent reading of it on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5pJcwnS1c0I

  3. Freda says:

    And being you or being me is ok. Thought-provoking post, I’ve been thinking along the same lines myself in relation to what face we put on our blogs.

  4. souldipper says:

    “I am Me and that is it, nothing more nothing less.” And this is Divine perfection. With all our imperfections.

  5. Kath says:

    What a great post Bill! Very inspirational. I’m dying, so if I can’t be ME now, when can I?

    This post is going on the fridge, I need that constant morning reminder at the moment.

    Thank you again, love Kath

  6. Mel says:

    “I am Me and that is it, nothing more nothing less.”

    I like what souldipper shared. Imperfect as I am–I’m perfect AS I am.

    And I like what Kath shared–if I can’t be me NOW–when can I?

    Zackly. 🙂

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