A word about choices

All humans are given countless opportunities throughout life. Each requires that you make choices.

You are given free will to choose your path, to step into the light, to make the first move toward healing and wholeness for yourself, to make amends for mistakes, to develop your talents and skills, to reach out in friendship, to take a chance on your dreams.

Robin in early spring

You choose whether to smile at another or turn away. To speak kindly or destroy another with words, to hide behind walls or come out into the sunshine, to take a chance on your dreams or give up on yourself, to reach out for help or tough out your problems alone, without support. You have the freedom to choose whether to speak up when you witness injustice or be silent

There is no escape from the responsibility of making choices large and small each and every day. As human beings the quality and direction of your experience depends on your choices.

In this way, you create your life.

The most important fact

Have you come to a point where you must choose one way or the other way? Do you have trouble making up your mind and holding firm to your choices? Is your attention is scattered unfocused, spread too thin?

You need the facts, my friend. And the most important fact is what your heart desires; how you feel!

 

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Indigo bunting

Yes, you can gather and glean the sort of facts and figures that can be found in an encyclopedia, a reference manual, an expert opinion. You can do this til the cows come home and your brain is overstuffed and you can recite the reasons why and why not in your sleep.

Yet if the facts and figures and rational thought of your logical mind tell you one thing, and your heart tells you another, you must pay attention and give equal weight to your heart.

The energy and intuition of your heart is connected to all that is – the wisdom, the knowing, the love. It extends beyond the “logical zone”.

When you tune into your heart with compassion awareness and acceptance, you are no longer in the logical zone. You are in a new dimension entirely. Do not fear, for here you are supported and uplifted by the loving heart of the universe.

If your mind tells you you may not have what your heart desires, ask your higher self – How can I make this work? Please show me and guide me to the solutions my heart desires that also work for me on a practical level. Let go of fear and trust your heart!

What is success?

Have others defined success for you? Do you subscribe to the popular view that bigger and more is better?

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Grandmother Cottonwood

How do you define success? Is it a big house and three car garage in the fashionable part of town? Is it a stressful high powered career in which you get to boss others? Is it lots of money in the bank?

Is your definition of success winning at your game of choice? Are their losers in your game?

Is your idea of success feeling happy in the life you’ve chosen? Is it thriving in the place you’ve chosen, doing what makes you heart sing, feeling comfortable in your body? Is it having time to relax and enjoy your family and friends; the simple but soul satisfying moments of a life well lived?

Decide what matters to you, what success is to you. Take the time to quiet your mind and get in touch with your inner spirit, beyond thought. Your heart will know the truth.

You are the master of your life, your time, your energy. You choose how to spend these most precious resources. Spend them wisely! Spend them in support of a life that satisfies your soul!