I Blaze My Own Trail

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In order for each person to arrive at their current situation in any given moment takes plenty of effort. Identifying toxic imperfections and trying to alter them is a positive thing. However, despite any flaws, the person that you are today, at this very moment, is amazing. You have faced challenges and conquered many issues in your life and you will keep conquering adversities in the future. When problems arise and there are big challenges to overcome, you will simply look at the situation and scoff because you have already dealt with such issues and can rise up and be triumphant.

Nobody knows the unique road that you have traveled to get where you are now – the personal hell that you have lived through. You have your own opinions, perspectives and knowledge, which is valuable to you and those around you. Living a glorious and fulfilling life, doing the very best you can and causing no harm to other people is a commendable position and you should feel proud of yourself. Love yourself and lift yourself.

Do not judge your worth based on anyone’s opinion of you – they do not truly know you or understand the things that you have dealt with in your life. See yourself and recognize your positive attributes. You are the only one who is responsible for standing up again each time that you have been knocked down. You will face many challenges throughout your life and if you are lucky someone will help you through the tough times, but this is a luxury that you cannot rely upon. You are the only person that you can ever truly rely on. Given that fact, do not be disloyal to yourself by giving up, especially after all of the things that you have been through already.

You will love and be loved in this lifetime. You will wound and will also be wounded. You will stumble and fall and you will make all sorts of mistakes, but we all do. In life, there are only two things that really matter: consequences and atonement. Intending to say or do the right thing has no bearing on reality. The only solace it gives is in knowing who we are and realizing that we attempted to do the right thing. It does not mean that we do not have to seek forgiveness at certain times.

Create your own path to walk along and trust yourself each step of the way. Have faith in yourself and take good care of yourself because you deserve nothing less. Others love you and we all feel your pain. Sincerely. Let yourself accept and give affection freely. Make the world an even better place because you are in it. Live and love.


2012 Moira G Gallaga©

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instantlyfamily 4 years ago

I can really appreciate this "create your own path" hub. I found this paragraph to be very powerful:

You will love and be loved in this lifetime. You will wound and will also be wounded. You will stumble and fall and you will make all sorts of mistakes, but we all do. In life, there are only two things that really matter: consequences and atonement. Intending to say or do the right thing has no bearing on reality. The only solace it gives is in knowing who we are and realizing that we attempted to do the right thing. It does not mean that we do not have to seek forgiveness at certain times.

Well said! Awesome! I am voting up!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This is so beautiful and true! A very philosophical and realistic approach at the journey of life. What an awesome read! Voted across the board and sharing!

JSMatthew~


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

That last paragraph really touched me. You are so right on with this hub, voted up and awesome.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

This is an excellent path for anyone to follow. Fortunately, I think as we get older, this becomes easier to do. Voting this Up and Useful.


Derdriu 4 years ago

Moira, What a moving, profound, unique look at the individuality versus the collectiveness of our life and times! In particular, you do a great job of affirming the unusual contribution and satisfaction which arises from self-analysis. It's particularly helpful where you stress the responsibility part of self-knowledge, by referring to keeping in mind one's impact and one's contribution to/involvement in one's own life and those of others.

Thank you for sharing, etc. (always = voted up + all),

Derdriu

P.S. Best 2012 to you, your family and friends!


Robin Kemp 4 years ago

I appreciate your loving and gentle reminder that we each walk our own path. It is very liberating to know that there are other wonderful beings such as yourself who nudge us onward with such awesome words. Thanks.


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Kathryn L Hill 4 years ago from LA

Powerful words and thoughts. Thank you.


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moiragallaga 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal Author

Instantlyfamily, I'm pleased you liked the hub. I wasn't sure if the way I expressed my thoughts and feelings on this would come across effectively. From your comment it appears I have done that. Thanks.

J.S.Matthew, thank you for your kind words. Receiving an acknowledgment and a compliment from a distinguished hubber such as yourself is something I value.

Mljdgulley, thanks for the vote up. When you are able to touch another person in this manner it means there is something we share in common.

Alocsin, I agree with your premise. Some measure of maturity and wisdom makes blazing your own trail much more easier. Thanks for dropping by and sharing your insight.


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moiragallaga 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal Author

Derdriu, as always, I deeply appreciate your comprehensive and insightful comments and feedback. It further motivates me to keep striving to do my best and be conscious of the quality of my writings. All the best to you and your loved ones also for 2012.

Robin Kemp, thank you for taking the time to drop by and share your thoughts. I really appreciate the lovely words you have for me. Your gesture reflects your generous and kind nature.

Kathryn Hill, thank you for your comment.


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GClark 4 years ago from United States

Voted Up! Loved this powerful Hub and totally agree with your philosophy. It really boils down to life being about choices we have made and the ability to make our life what we want it to be. We create our own reality for better or for worse as long as we don't let someone else define who we are. GClark


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moiragallaga 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal Author

Thank you for your comment GClark and for sharing your insights as well. I definitely agree and strongly believe we do have the ability to make our life what we want it to be.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

very honest and well written thoughts about life's journey. I like the way that you make it very clear all of us have stumbled, make mistakes, and lived through our own private hells while getting to where we are today. However, you also bring up that we will be loved and all experience joy too. It is only through living through the downs as well as the ups that we can truly appreciate the good times!


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moiragallaga 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal Author

Brett, you express very clearly the message I was trying to convey with this hub. We'll only be able to truly appreciate the value of an experience or feeling if there is a point of comparison. And life will definitely give us a lot of occasions to make those comparisons. Thanks for your comments and insights.

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