Freedom of Choice
Freedom of Choice
Metaphysical Mind #116
Welcome to this issue of Metaphysical Mind on choices. Use your freedom of choice, as the decisions you make in this moment, each second of every day, of this existence will have an impact on all living beings in this plane of reality: the plants, the animals, the elements of nature, and even the Earth herself.
Your daily choices will also create who you become. Here are a few important quotes on this subject:
“You make what seems a simple choice: choose a man or a job or a neighborhood — and what you have chosen is not a man or a job or a neighborhood, but a life.”
— Jessamyn West
“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach
Each individual has infinite potential because of their freedom of choice.
Through awareness we can create our reality; we have the power to choose differently.
Your next step is cultivating mindfulness, so that you may more easily embrace your Inner Guidance.
“In the place of stillness, rises potential. From the place of potential, emerges possibility. Where there is possibility, there is choice. And where there is choice, there is freedom!”
On Freedom of Choice:
Words and the other tools that we use to communicate have no meanings other than those we choose for them.
Your freedom of choice is exemplified by the fact that you are currently deciding how much attention to allocate to these words; at the same time, you are deciding how you feel about this message. You have also simultaneously decided on the posture which your body is currently adopting. You have decided to stay in your current surroundings. These are just a few of the near-spontaneous, personally-guided choices that you are making right now.
These decisions are almost entirely automatic, based on past experiences. However, there is a conscious aspect to the tiny choices we are unconsciously making throughout the present moment. It is for this reason that through awareness of now—people, places, things—you have the power to make new decisions which will benefit all future decisions.
By being sincere in life, with nature/oneself (and others), one may consciously create one’s life. As you practice this “art of honest living,” which means making the best possible choice in every miniscule decision you face in each moment, the Universe will create all kinds of positive transformations in your life.
It is important to also realize that your presence has a dramatic impact on the people, plants, and animals which you choose—unknowingly—to be around.
Energy influences reality, and there is a two-way interaction between perception and vibration. So choose wisely! Learn to be present: practice awareness of the self and surroundings. Your daily choices, no matter how small or seemingly irrelevant, affect the vibrational state (the energy) of everything else.
Each decision you make has an effect on reality. Therefore, it is time you start to become aware of the infinite little choices that make up your day-to-day life.
Again, every decision counts and almost all decisions are made unknowingly.
Although most of the choices we make remain internal, thoughts and inner feelings are even more significant than actions in many areas of life. And in the areas of life where action is more important, the right thoughts will lead to the most effective action. “Right thoughts” are those which are created in response to one’s surroundings, out of a heart-centered awareness.
It is a good start to simply try to be aware of all the decisions you make unknowingly each second, so that in the future the correct choices will be chosen wisely rather than automatically.
You can use your freedom of choice in this moment!
Be open, loving, and practice kindness.
“When we know that the cause of something is in ourselves, and that we (ourselves) are one of the few things in the universe that we have the right and ability to change, we begin to get a sense of the choices we really do have, an inkling of the power we have, a feeling of being in charge… of our lives, of our future, of our dreams.”
— John-Roger and Peter McWilliams
“Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.”
— Mike Wickett