What do they mean, “life is what you make it?”

Me in thought.

Is life really what you make it? If so, what exactly does that mean? Well, I’m about to tell you if you will spare just a few minutes of your life to hopefully get a deeper understanding of what exactly that means, to me anyways.

Another way of putting this same idea is by asking yourself the question, “do I look at the glass as half-full or half-empty?” I guess the same could be said about your gas tank. When your driving and you notice that the gas gauge is right in the middle, do you tell yourself that your tank is half-full or half-empty?

I once heard the fact that we don’t see the world the way it is; we see it the way we are. This is just saying that we project onto the world the type of person we are. We also always see the world through these filters we call our beliefs. If we believe the world to be a cruel and heartless place, it’s either because somewhere on the surface or even deep down inside we feel that we are that way, at least to some degree, or because at some point in our life someone did something to or in front of us that we did not agree with. We judged that which they did as being cruel and wrong, and from that point on for one reason or another generalized it and said that everyone, all men, all women, all religions, all teachers, must be that way.

I am by no means judging this as wrong or the person that tends to look at people or life this way as wrong. I am merely trying to convey to you some of the reasons why we see things a certain way. You know, it’s easy to just see things the way they are and accept them as fact or “the way it is.” That doesn’t make it true though. I guess it comes down to going within and searching your Soul for the answers and the Truth.

If life truly is what you make it, then why aren’t we making it the life we say we want, the life that defines our true nature and expresses our true passion and calling? I believe part of that is because many of us are living in a world of illusion and lies. We live from breathe from the Ego, instread of from that which is real. It’s funny how those things which are the realest in life are those things which cannot be touched, grasped, or measured, but the things which are the lesser, are those things which are tangible and seem very real. Sometimes paradoxes are the greatest truths. It was said some time ago that “the most important things in life aren’t things at all,” and I believe that to be very accurate.

So what do we do from here? We decide right here and now that we will no longer give in to the falseness of what we have believed or were taught. Start to see the world as a glass that is half-full. Hell, see it as a glass that is Full, because it is, if you say it is. Dr. Wayne Dyer, in his book “The Power Of Intention,” which I love said, “Don’t change the things you look at, change the way you look at things.” It’s your perception that matters. That’s all. Happiness does not “happen” to you. It isn’t something that just by the grace of God falls into your lap on any given day. No. Happiness is a choice. You have to choose to be happy. When you start taking responsibility for the life you live and the things that happen to you (cause none of it happens by chance), you will begin to have more control over you life situation. When you understand the Law of Attraction (more on that in a later blog), you will see and truly realize that you can make life whatever you Choose to make it. That is Freedom. That is Joy. That is Life.



Bryan Keith Tresenriter

5 thoughts on “What do they mean, “life is what you make it?”

    1. Love your blogs Bryan… when our paths crossed it was one of God’s greatest gifts to me; knowing you truly reactivated my spiritual beliefs and made them stronger; I was at a low point in my life and you enriched it. I thank God for you Bryan. You greatly inspired me and contributed to my renewed perspective in life… I pray God blesses you always! Never stop sharing your gifts to others…. and never stop writing…


      1. You are very welcome Shannon. You have truly touched me by saying that. That seriously mean a lot to me. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I hope your life unfolds at the rate and to the degree that you wish and you are truly happy throughout this life and forever in the next. Thanks for the comment. They mean a lot to me as well. 🙂


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