I can never become what I was meant to be when I am looking for what might have been.
In last nights episode of Smallville I found a very simple, yet profound lesson. A lesson that is key to "getting over" the past and letting go of trying to create the future - which only serves to steal from my today...
In this episode there is a beautiful young witch type person (sorry, didn't catch her name) who can grant anyone their "wish of the moment".
Chloe is envious of Lois' lifestyle and relationship with Clark - Clark is wishing to be a "normal" guy with a "normal" humdrum life.
They both get their wishes.
The kicker is that in this story, the wish-spell wears off when they no longer wish it.
In the story as the drama unfolds, Chloe has the realization that she is what she is and she is in the perfect place in her life and her life is exactly what it is supposed to be.
She has this insight as she is coaching Clark to accept himself for what he is - the superhero the world needs.
The camara pans out and returns to each of them - Chloe is now Chloe again. Clark is now Clark again.
They both appear happy and confident as though that "light bulb" went off in their heads at the same time.
You can never become what you were meant to be when you are looking for what might have been.
Chloe cheers Clark on - Clark leapt a tall building in a single bound and the day was saved....
Today I will choose again to let go of the things that I cannot change and come to an acceptance and appreciate that my life is mine for a reason. Today I will not focus on what might have been but in all that I am. Today I will become all that I was meant to be.
Today - I will be my own hero