“And I found that I can do it if I choose to – I can stay awake and let the sorrows of the world tear me apart and then allow the joys to put me back together different from before but whole once again.” – Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Do we realise the power of choice we have each day? Do we understand the impact of those choices for ourselves and others each day?
To deny we have this power of choice within us, keeps us from growing. It keeps us from moving out of destructive relationships and disappointments and from letting go of conditioned life patterns.
Generally we stay in this place of pain because we are familiar with it and fear of the unknown or change, seems too difficult.
“I want to know if you’ve touched the center of your own sorrow, if you’ve been opened by life’s betrayals, or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.” – Oriah
During the grief of my son’s death, I learnt I had a power of choice. Each day when I awoke to the agony, pain and grief, I had a choice to lie in bed all day and slowly deteriorate, or stand up and make myself do things that would get me going.
People often say, “They cannot make that choice” but that is because they do not realise they hold this power within them already and the reason they cannot connect to it, is because their minds are too busy to understand it.
“I want to know if you can see beauty even when it’s not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.” – Oriah
To connect to this amazing power of choice, we must slow down our thoughts that overwhelm us during times of distress, grief or disease. Our minds are powerful tools to work with, so in order for our minds to be still, we need to train them daily.
Meditation, Yoga, breathing, walking are all-powerful disciplines that help us connect to the source and the more you practice these disciplines, the more you will understand and see these choices.
If we want change in our life, we must have a willingness to embrace the challenge to move through the uncomfortable and into a trust of the unknown. All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten. Living knowledge, ancient and yet ever new, is then activated and released from within every cell of your body.
In tapping into this power, you will start to see positive results and begin to feel confident in creating a new direction of hope and abundance. Take time to look deeply within yourself and find the treasure to all your needs.
In the wise words of Mahatma Ghandhi: –
Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive, because your words become your behaviour.
Keep your behaviour positive, because your behaviour becomes your habits.
Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny.