We’re All In a Book

Flip open to any page in any novel and start reading. The action is happening right now.
Flip open to a different page and the action is still happening right now.
Right now is the only important thing.
Right now is the only time that we can act.
Right now, we have the power to do the things that we want to.
I think of life as a story. We are all characters in that story but stories are made up on the spot. They are made in the now. Many writers will often say that their characters come alive and begin to tell the story themselves at some point in the writing process. I know that I have experienced this in my own writing.
It’s amazing to think that the characters in a fictional work actually have the power to shape their own story. However, this is a power that we all have.
If there is something that you want to do, go do it. Don’t let fear or obstacles stand in your way. You have the power to make changes in your life. Sure it may be hard, it may be a struggle, but all great stories involve a struggle of some sort.
Don’t just go through the motions and think that you are powerless or your story will be boring.
Don’t take things as they are.
Don’t let your life be written by other people.
Get up and take charge. Led the story where you want it to go. I guarantee you it will be a better story if you start living up to your end of the bargain. 

5 responses to “We’re All In a Book”

  1. "Don’t let your life be written by other people." This strikes me as so true, although when you get attached to people (mainly family), I do believe that they become partners in writing your story.. you're not on your own anymore.

  2. Hi Chase,

    Superb post. I love the positivity of your words. We do have a choice, don't we?

    I like the part where you said to "lead the story where you want it to go". That's a good reminder to be in the driver's seat and not always be a passenger of life.

  3. Hi Chase .. we are our own story – we cannot be anything else. We influence, we have intuition, we lead ourselves .. so what you're saying is so right "Right Now .."

    We can and should be developing our own story – taking ourselves by the hand and taking control, making decisions – not waiting, getting on with life .. it's only there once .. just do it.

    You certainly are & you'll have stories to tell that is for sure ..

    Love this – we're all in a book & it's being written right now.

    Thanks – enjoy the rest of the week – Hilary

  4. Hi Jacqui – thanks a lot.

    Hi Vered – that's a great way of looking at it too. Perhaps I will get a nice co-writer soon.

    Hi Barbara – thanks a lot for those kind words 🙂

    Hi Hilary – writers should understand this a little better than others. However, I think this is good advice for everyone and I hope people get the message.