The choice is ours

I recently watched a video on personal transformation, where the speaker spoke about about how one should try to work towards becoming ‘extraordinary’.

This really got me thinking. All of us are running different races. Each race is unique. All of us are travelling on different paths, meeting people along the way – some people who stay with us for a long time, and some others whom we know for brief periods of time.

If we were to zoom out and look at our lives, we would see billions of such paths, criss-crossing each other. It would be very difficult to distinguish one line from the other. All of them would look quite ordinary.

So then, we have a choice – to either lead an ‘extraordinary’ life, in the truest sense of the word, by giving ourselves fully to every moment on this journey called life or to lead an ‘extra’ ordinary life, where we carry a lot of extras like our ego, regrets, anger, greed, jealousy and ill-will. In this case our life would be burdened by all these extras and will truly remain ordinary.

However, if we drop these extra burdens that we carry with us, we can truly lead an extraordinary life.

Extraordinary or ‘extra’ ordinary – the choice is ours!

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8 Responses to The choice is ours

  1. Erika Kind says:

    That is very thought provoking, Nimi. I like the way you put the word extraordinary!

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  2. Interesting, and also interesting to ponder what would make life qualify as extraordinary.

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  3. reocochran says:

    Nimi, you made some excellent points and observations. I sometimes rebel against the idea that some lives may not already be extra-ordinary already. I like your idea of pulling back and viewing our criss cross paths. I think programs which say we are all extraordinary really make us feel better. 🙂

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