I brought along a quote that I had come across this week:-
"Your life today is the result of your attitudes and choices in the past. Your life tomorrow will be the result of your attitudes and the choices you make today."
This has puzzled me somewhat. I know that it probably means that how I view the events in my life has a bearing on how I feel about things and that mood will effect my behaviour and ultimately the life choices I make. However sometimes those choices are as a consequence of some other event that is beyond my control. I know it's possible to change my attitude toward these events, but I can't be in control of that event, and that event may not give me a choice, regardless of my attitude about it. In that case, perhaps it's a situation of acceptance. So I suppose, what I'm saying at the end of the day is, my life today is the result of some of the events that have happened in my lifetime and those events have been beyond my control, not due to the choices I have made. Although I can change the way I view those events, the outcome of those events remain the same. I understand that I can alter my outlook regarding my life today and that outlook could change how I feel about stuff, but does that influence my choices? I suppose so, when emotions are involved, but not when options are limited and there are others to consider. I also came across this saying, a quote from Nelson Mandela, which seems to relate somehow.
We are back at the Oasis on Monday 27th July.
Hope the coming weeks are good to you all.