“People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.” — Unknown

Knowing that you create your own reality is one thing, but what about when you are confronted with someone in your life that you don’t remember actually wanting, choosing or creating? Perhaps it’s a difficult boss or a disgruntled client, or a whiney friend. Do you have to take responsibility for creating them too?

Think of it like we are all actors playing in the movie of life. Everyone gets to write their own script, but then them other people to play the parts. Those folks are also writing their own scripts. When two scripts fall into alignment, we get to play in each others movies.

Sometimes people are playing a role in our movie–we attracted them to live out our beliefs about life. Sometimes we are playing a part in their movie. Usually, it’s some portion of both. Determining which part is yours and which is theirs, helps you do the healing work that is here for you to do, and not take personally the part which is theirs to heal.

Contemplate: Who have you attracted to play out a part of your story? Where are you playing out a part in someone else’s story?

Affirmation: I take responsibility for the script I write and the part I play in my own and other people’s lives. I allow them to take responsibility for the parts that are theirs.