Neale: Is my life controlled bt fate? Is our destiny planned out for us?
Absolutely not. Never. Your life, Patrick, is controlled by you. That is what I meant when I answered the question at the beginning of this book about who gets to do or be what.
Do you remember the question? Here it is again...
How do youe decide who gets to be Alanus Morissette ot Michael Jordan, and who gets to live regular lives?
And here is the answer I gave:
"I do not decide who gets to be Alanis, and who gets to live regular lives. You do. You are making those choices right now. The problem is, you don't know that you're doing it—or how.”
Actually, this same question was asked by a number of you. Here's the way someone else put it:
Neale: When you create people, How do you decide which talents to give each person? What made you give Celine Dion her great voice, rather than making her a gold medallist figure staker or doctor?
This might be one of the most important things that I've come here to tell you, so let me repeat what I just said.
I do not make those decisions, Paul. You do.
Think of it this way. You are creating yourself anew in every single Moment of Now. You are painting a portrait of yourself. The canvas on which you will paint is Life Itself. The skills, talents, and abilities, characteristics, physical qualities, and outer circumstances are the colors you will use. I supply the canvas; you choose the colors.