Set Yourself On Fire!

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” ~Unknown

We make a lot of choices throughout our lives, from what to eat for breakfast to who to vote for in an election. In this last week, we as a country had to make an important choice, who to choose for our next President. Some were relieved by the outcome and others were not so pleased. The reason we make any choice is that we want to see a specific outcome occur or because we desire a change. Our choices make up who we are and what we stand for and every choice we make affects everyone…not just us. Every choice we make is universally the “right” choice, whether we make that choice individually or as a collective whole.

I don’t know about you, but I believe in a kind Universe (and God). Everything that happens has a higher order to it, whether we agree with what we are seeing or not. Our perception creates our own internal reality. We can both experience the same situation and both perceive it differently. That is the gift of human will. You can always see the world how you choose (and it doesn’t matter who is sitting in the Oval Office).

If we want to see change, we have to remember that we are the ones that can create change…”we the people.” Our destiny is not, and never was, up to only one man. Your individual destiny is up to you…and our collective destiny is up to US. All of our individual thoughts, when brought together, determine our destiny.

What has been occupying your thoughts lately? Are you playing the “blame game?” When one finger of yours is pointed at someone else, three are pointed back at you. What is your role in our destiny? Not sure? Check your thoughts.

“No version of any event can persist without a corresponding consciousness requiring it.” (In other words, what you resist persists.)

The narrow minded man thinks and says: ‘This man is one of us; this one is not, he is a stranger.’ To the man of noble soul the whole of mankind is but one family.” ~The Dhammapada

God bless America and the individuals who make her up,


Chris Sopa is founder and owner of Chris Sopa International, Inc. You can learn more about her at Find her at, Twitter @ChrisSopa, LinkedIn, and .


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