You control your attitude to life, even when your life is controlled. Others may victimize you, but only you decide if you are the victim. When you get knocked down, you are the one who says whether you belong on the ground or standing up again. You say this by your many little actions and reactions, responses and choices. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been down or how many times you tried to get up before, the next moment is always yours to create, bigger or smaller. Will you join the victims or set yourself free? This is the power of your eternal consciousness: to feel all your feelings and think all your thoughts and go further still, to have access to a larger picture, to take your option to reframe, to say where you’re coming from and where you’re going to. It is so because your eternality is the one thing that you cannot choose, which is good; this is God’s gift to you. No matter how long you’ve been asleep, one day you will wake up again.
- Spirit to Carl J. Schroeder, Monday March 10, 2014; www.HowToMakeHeavenOnEarth.org