Ever since the dawn of life, CHOICE is what has set us apart! Humans have an innate ability to decide for themselves. We make life-sustaining choices and even destructive ones. It’s the power of choice that truly decides one’s destiny. But what is this choice, when do we choose right and when do we choose wrong? Who even decides right from wrong? Let us look at a few mantras that talk about the relevance of CHOICE in our lives.
THE POWER OF CHOICE –
I once read about a phenomenon about the Butterfly effect which hints at a theory that a small action/choice at a point of time can dramatically affect future outcomes. Just as a tiny action – a flutter of the butterfly’s wings can eventually lead to violent weather conditions in the Earth’s atmosphere resulting in something as severe as typhoons. Similarly, a tiny choice made by us at some point in life may result in a huge change of events in the future. Though its true that the future is infact unpredictable to a certain extent, the power of choice always lies in our hands. Making the right choices and standing up to your decisions is what makes a human, HUMAN.
ONE THING AT A TIME –
A famous Japanese saying goes – Chase two hares, catch neither. If we lose focus and try to tackle too many things, we end up winning at none. It’s often better to dive very deep into one area or pursuit than to go wide and shallow in many. When we try to be all things to all people, we end up being nothing to no one. We sometimes try to find a middle path because as people say, choices can be tough, and we will go to all extents from simply sticking to one. But in the end, you may lose both! Get your PRIORITIES right!
WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT’S WRONG? –
Life in today’s world is turning more grey than black and white. The boundaries between right and wrong are blurring because of circumstances, motives, and intentions. One of the biggest moral dilemmas of all time being the great Robin Hood himself – Steal from the rich and provide for the poor! Does that go to show that stealing was the right thing to do even if the ultimate motive was pious at its core?
LISTEN TO YOUR HEART –
“Dare to listen to your heart. It will guide you back to your Truth and back to living the meaningful and fulfilling life you deserve to live.” ~Luminita D. Saviuc
Ever tried to close your eyes and let your heart make the choice for you? We look for peace, we look for guidance, we look for contentment, the solutions to big problems. all on the outside, but what we don’t realize is that it all lies within us. The questions we ask ourselves have answers that lie within our own consciousness. After all, who has been closer to us than we ourselves? The reason we back out of making the right decisions is out of fear. Fear of rejection by the world, fear of being misunderstood, fear of sounding silly or foolish. Fear is an intangible gamechanger in each one’s life! The point to remember here is that Fear is in fact the monster each one must battle with on our own, victory over this monster is truly the path to self-discovery!
“Your choices decide your fate. Take the time to make the right ones. If you make a mistake, that’s fine; learn from it & don’t make it again.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
A cat has no choice, a bee must make honey. There’s no godliness there.” “The wonderful thing about life-the most magnificent thing about being these sentient human beings is that we have been given the power of choice.” “Only you can decide what you become.”
There may be a hundred reasons to run away from the truth, but just one is enough for you to stand by it. Never let fear, guilt, or want for approval… ever let you deny facts that stare at your face. Trust that the Almighty has given you the weapons to fight all your fears, you must stand up and face the world you have created around you. Trust and have faith. If HE has brought you to it, HE will also bring you through it! Make the RIGHT CHOICES AND STAND BY THEM – ALWAYS!