Every minute of our lives that we spend awake, we are making choices. We choose our activities, our conversations, and our experiences. Even choosing not to choose is our own choice.
The better we get at detecting that we are actively making choices, the more responsibility we take for them, and thus we realize we are responsible for our lives.
Most people do not realize that they are making choices. Many believe life is happening to them and there is nothing they can do. What most fail to realize is the choices they’ve made leading up to an event are what created the situation.
There are instances where something completely beyond our control occurs, i.e. the death of a loved one or choices our parents have made for us at a young age. Though we may not have made any choices about these events, we definitely choose the experience we have in relation to the event. We can choose an honorable approach or a victim approach.
An example of an honorable approach would be to reach out to others who may have experienced something similar and offer your support, or to contribute to the prevention of the act in others’ lives.
An example of a victim approach is to create a situation where you are feeling sorry for yourself and enrolling other people into feeling sorry for you. A victim approach doesn’t allow the situation to give way to new, helpful possibilities that will not only improve the victim’s life but other lives across the planet.
The beauty of choice is that we create our lives and our experiences and once we realize that we have this beautiful power, we can use it for the betterment of our lives, or we can continue to give up that power and live as victims to circumstances that we may or may not have created in the first place. I can’t think of one good reason that we shouldn’t empower our lives and make choices that will forward our own lives, as well as the lives of others.
What are you choosing today?