Today as I enjoy my coffee and listen to the rain, I contemplate the big word CHOICE!
Our lives are made up of infinite amount of choices, some small with little or no impact on our lives, while others so huge they can change our lives forever! The best part is each choice is individual, I’m reminded of this daily as we are I the throws of political debates. Choices whether right for you or me. To each is own!
Every choice we make has a consequence, whether good or bad, it has a consequence. We must be cognizant that many of our choices not only affect us but those we love around us! We cannot be careless and cavalier with ourselves or others, we are given one life, we must navigate through with well thought out choices, for the optimum outcome.
All choices we make come with two options, pros & cons! As you consider options with the more difficult choices you make one of the most fundamental considerations, is the choice your making congruent with important goals you have, do your choices honor your innate self, who YOU are and where your going with your life?
Understanding the dynamics of choices can help improve the decisions you make.
Currently we are in a period of heightened awareness over the spread of covid-19, much upset, fear and anxiety. Choosing to be informed and share information, gather information all while protecting yourself against risks are all great choices.
I read an article recently reminding me that, Life doesn’t just happen, it’s the pivotal choices we make daily or do not make that shape our lives!
Dr. Bobbie Stevens, in an article titled The Importance of Choices on the unlimitedfutures.org website, says this about how our choices impact our lives:
“It is so important to understand that we are all making choices all the time, even when we chose not to choose we have still made a choice. It is our choices that determine our experiences. The choices we are making today will show up in our experiences in the future.
Unless we are willing to take full responsibility for ourselves and the choices we make, we have no control over our lives. We have been given all the power to create our experiences through our choices, but if we believe that outside forces are responsible for our choices we give away all the power we have.
Sometimes making the right choice or even knowing how to choose is very difficult, but it is vitally important to understand that you are in charge of your own life if you chose to think for yourself. If you chose not to take charge, you will experience the consequences of that choice, and simply be blown about by life like a leaf in the wind.”
So today, I choose to stay in, get cozy, catch up on reading, listen to Sunday service online, enjoy this amazing double chocolate cupcake with my coffee, as the rain comes down! Honoring stillness & peace, and maybe a craving for chocolate!!
What choice will you make today that honors your wishes & well being?