“Every person, all the events of your life, are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.” ~Richard Bach
In this world and this life we don’t own anything. If we can lose something, it never was ours. If it was never ours, that means we can never lose it. It’s “The Ego’s” sense of attachment that gives us the illusion of loss. We can lose everything in our physical world, such as people and material possessions, including our bodies and our lives, as loss is only the illusion of misfortune, deprivation and perplexity. However, the only thing that is ours, that not even God can or will ever take away from us, is the power of choice. Through our choices we also gather experiences for the infinite mind also known as God, because there is always a choice. Every emotion of happiness or sorrow, of love or fear, every thought whether positive or negative is a choice. As the philosopher and psychologist William James once said,
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
With choices comes responsibility, which responsibility simply means, “response ability or the ability to respond.” Every action or inaction is a choice, sometimes even the wrong choices bring us to the right places. Which ever way you look at it, it is still a choice! Through our choices we have experience and experience is reality. You have the choice of giving your choices away to give yourself the illusion that you have no choice, do you choose to believe me? As mentioned in the blog post “Wake Up II,” what would this planet look like if we took back the one power we consistently give away, CHOICE? There is always a choice, good, bad, indifferent, there is always a choice, love, fear, growth, decay, life and death, there is always a choice. The picture perfect ending or eternal struggle is but a consequence of the direction we choose to travel from here.
Happiness is a choice. Make it, ultimately the choice is yours!
“Your freedom begins when you realize it’s a choice.” ~Pepe Aguilar