Ernest Holmes says: “We cannot live a choiceless life. Every day, every moment, every second, there is a choice. If it were not so, we would not be individuals”.
A few weeks ago I went to a lecture by don Miguel Ruiz Jr. What resonated most with me was his words around choice. The idea that “where I am right now and who I am right now, is the result of every choice I have ever made.”
We make hundreds of choices every day. What to wear, what to eat, yes, no, right, left, up, down. Those are the simple choices, the daily choices. They shape our day and consequently our lives. We make them without great thought, and yet they create a pattern of living for us. And then ultimately we end up where we are.
Sometimes it looks like a bad choice, something that we wish would have done differently. But that choice (among all the others) brought us to this moment. However it looked, it had value. By knowing that we are the result of our choices we can move forward in a way that accepts personal responsibility and control of how our lives unfold.
When we connect our choices and our Spiritual selves, we make good choices. We make healthy choices and we make choices that ultimately are for the good of humanity. When we remember to choose from a place of love, of peace and of wanting better for ourselves, then we spread that throughout the world.
All of us have a life that has been filled with choices and that has brought us here to this moment. We are not here together by chance, but by the choices we made along the way.
And what we do with those connections is our opportunity to help create a world that works for everyone. That is our moment to help spread love, bring peace, to be God and to see God in others. Individually we co create with others to create our reality. If I am living a life of peace and you are living a life of peace, then we multiply peace. Same with love, same with joy.
When we choose to see the good in the world, the world feels it. When we know that every human is a soul longing to be seen, the Universe responds. When collectively we choose to work for a world of peace, love, equality and abundance, life becomes better. When we choose love, the Universe feels it and sends love back so strong it fills our hearts and the hearts of humanity.
We are part of a greater design. As I live my life and you yours, we mesh and become something bigger, something greater than ourselves. We become a force. We recognize that all of our individual choices have great meaning. We know that together our choices are creating our world.
As Nelson Mandela said “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears”