It recently occurred to me that life is full of paradox. There are several that I can think of:
Create your own footsteps, but look to see where others have done something so you don’t have to “recreate the wheel”. It’s one of life’s paradoxes – mimic and follow successful people and strategies, and add your own unique insight and experiences to create something original!
The Law of Attraction states that you create the life around you. When things happen – you have attracted it to you. As Rhonda Byrne talks about in The Secret: What you think about comes to pass. The more you focus on something, and get emotionally involved with it, the more likely it is to happen.
How you react to things creates an equal and opposite reaction! We are like magnets, we attract to us things that we hold in our awareness. And yet we know that with physical magnets positive attracts negative and vice versa! Go figure!
But on the other hand, none of it is about you at all – you are simply a very small element of the greater universe!
So what is the meaning of this? Don’t take life too seriously! Have fun (yes, even as I sit here writing this, I am having fun!) Take the lessons where you can – when something happens, have a quick look at what you could learn from it, decide to learn from it – and then move on! There is very little merit in mulling over something ad-infinitum trying to find out how you might have caused something that was totally outside your control!