We are constantly bombarded with outside stimuli, and with somewhere in a very large neighborhood of seventy thousand thoughts a day. We tend to run on auto-pilot. Understandably, our ability to make conscious choices gets tumbled in, like washing a white tee shirt with a red one. We will recognize this fact via hindsight where we say to ourselves, why did I do this, that or the other thing, or what was I thinking?
More often than not, we don’t recognize the true power in a choice.
Let alone take responsibility for the good, the bad, the ugly, or the very ugly. Fact of the matter is, in the understanding, accepting, and living by the incredible power of choice, we begin to live a much freer, happier, healthier, more abundant life.
We do this by paying attention to how we feel, in which we either feel good or we feel bad. Either way, it’s our choice in how we feel. If we constantly blame others for our own feelings, we are giving away our own power and victimizing ourselves. The only one in your head choosing anything… is you! We are not puppets of others in our life. We are individuals with such immense, infinite power, that we have not even begun to scratch the surface.
When you find yourself feeling less than you desire, make the choice to flip it as soon as you notice it.
…by turning on some music, play with your pet, anything to shift your attention back to happy. Understand, your very vast past of mediocre or bad choices has no room here. Don’t get caught in a long and winding road of a guilt trip, as that’s who you were. When we know different, we do different. Make a choice at night before bed to run through all things you are grateful for in the day. Then tell yourself, tomorrow is going to be even better.
Here’s to the art of choices. May they lead you into a astounding tomorrow! Live in JOY!
~ Coach Karen