Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The Magic Of Choice
Let us savor and explore the idea of choice. When it is stressful to constantly be making decisions we can choose habits that will free us up to focus on what we want to focus on. When we feel smothered by those habits we can choose to change them. We can choose our thoughts. That is a miracle in and of itself. No matter how much it seems that thoughts bombard us and bring us down, each thought that we let in is one we chose. We can choose to think happy thoughts. Sometimes it has to be a game as to how we can see something to be happy about. Perhaps we can feel happy that in the midst of a depressing day we chose to look for something good. That choice is a good thing itself. Sometimes we can pat our self on the back because we have chosen to hang in there a little longer without feeling panic or getting angry. There is always choice. Research has shown now that those who choose happy thoughts have healthier bodies. It may be hard to choose positive thoughts but it can be approached as if it is a game. You can ask, "What can I think about that is happy at this moment?" Perhaps it is a memory of a past achievement, of the softness of a baby's cheek, an invention the world needs but it is just too silly to develop. Those are really the most needed, I would suspect. Silly can be very good. You have the freedom to choose your choices, to imagine them, to savor them, to bring them to fruition. Let the energy of magic help you in this. May the spark be with you.