It seems so obvious but the only time we can make a choice is now.
That means that every current moment is a choice point.
What is it that you can choose every time you become aware of the moment? – Your response to what the moment presents.
The only thing that keeps choice hidden from view is our patterned thinking that we don’t have a choice.
Reminds me of a story . . .
I was presenting a workshop some years ago illustrating that we always have a choice. I asked a participant if someone had a gun to her head and told her to move from one place to another if she had a choice in the matter. She emphatically said, “No.”
I was quick to point out that she did have a choice – to move or not move. Of course, the choice to not move had a high risk of death, but there was a choice present.
Most of our choice points are not that risky, yet they are also not that obvious, due to the conditioning we have received that we don’t have choices.
How many times have we heard someone say, “I had no choice”? That’s not accurate. What is really being said there is, “If you were presented with the same set of circumstances I was, you would have done what I did.” Meaning we would have made the same choice.
There are opportunities presented by choice but we won’t explore them if we believe we have no choice.
You have a choice every moment. You can let the choice be made for you by letting your patterned thinking that you don’t have one stay in place, OR you can recognize that you always have a say.
There is freedom in recognizing choice – The freedom to choose.
It’s really this simple: When you fail to recognize choice, you diminish your options.
Open your eyes to what choices the moment presents and you will see more options.
Choose or don’t choose; it’s your choice!
All the best,
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