I heard Iyanla Vanzant on Oprah Winfrey’s podcast the other day saying:
I have the chance to ask for what I want and the right to respond to what I get.
I love that. Yes, you’re allowed to go out into the world and ask for what you want, create the opportunities you long for and be the person you want to be. You can control that. But you do not control how people react to whatever you put out there. The ball is no longer in your court.
Someone reacts, respons, passes the ball over to you again and you have the chance to react in whichever way you like. When we get conscious about this game that we’re constantly playing with the world around us, we can discern between what is our responsibility and what is not. What’s in our control and what’s not.
When you consciously start playing with what you have, you start creating the life you want. And you are allowed to ask for what you want.
With all my love,