Product of Our Circumstances

Written by: Emmanuel

By liking what we do and living our meaning, we're in harmony with everyone and everything. Emmanuel van der Meulen. CEO, Peace Evolution.

Published: July 30, 2020

womans eye with caption | product of our circumstances | Peace Evolution​As described elsewhere, whether our circumstances work out for us or don’t work out, even when we live first-choice lives, it’s almost certain that our emotions will still oscillate from euphoria to feeling down, even severely down.

When this happens to you, look carefully, if you dare, at what is happening in your life, and you’ll see the following from your experiences: Whether up or down, we merely field the circumstances continuously thrown at us. Is it then fair to say that we’re merely products of our circumstances? Are we, then, anything more than a product of the circumstances? Is this, then, anything more than a second-choice existence? When we live our lives with the belief that our circumstances define us, we tend to feed from or feed the circumstances, and our lives are invariably ineffectual. And then the question goes begging—do our lives indeed have meaning?

On the other hand, when we live first-choice lives and we manifest our meaning, then when circumstances are thrown at us, we merely roll with them. They don’t define us, and we don’t feed from or feed the circumstances.

Imagine living our whole life not being aware of this dynamic, and simply struggling from one circumstance to another to attempt to cope with what life throws at us. It seems such a waste, doesn’t it? Especially since every person has wonderful meaning, albeit unrecognized. We could even equate our lives as equal to that of the sun or any marvelous natural creation, since we are, after all, natural creations.

There are also those of us who experience great circumstances. These people probably never struggle, or when they do, their struggle might be so short-lived or their resources so inexhaustible, adversity doesn’t affect them. And because they have so few struggles and/or so many resources, they are unaware their life is most probably not a first-choice existence. What a tragedy!

People living first-choice existences don’t usually have an abundance of resources, however. For them, it’s usually a struggle to persist and make a stand. Having great ideas, like spreading this dynamic—of choosing to live a first or second-choice life or by living as products of our circumstances—is usually accompanied by a lack of resources to establish that message and get it to the world. Once we see that and want to break out—to no longer live in a fight with our Factor-x but work alongside our Factor-x—it can be difficult to spread the dynamic, because we also usually find that we have limited resources to “reestablish” ourselves and manifest our first-choice existences.

Luckily, having the resources or lack of resources doesn’t define us, and doesn’t need to stop us from living a first-choice life. Yet this definitely isn’t a matter for the fainthearted. Ironically, this dynamic, being dependant on resources, also keeps us on track as being products of our circumstances.

The question is: Are we willing to break out—to uncover ourselves and live our first-choice lives?

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