We move forward on a daily basis in our lives and to do that we make hundreds of decisions. Most of them are made automatically as it’s impossible to analyze each option.
But recognizing that we do have choice is a huge factor in our continued growth. There are many junctures in our lives where something changes and a decision is needed to move forward.
We often notice this juncture when the impact is big. But when the impact isn’t felt so intensely we may not even register that the way we move forward is an option.
We hear a lot about consciousness these days. One definition is “the state of being awake and aware of one’s surroundings.”
Living consciously allows us to be more in touch with our everyday experiences. And when we hit those junctures where we need to make decisions, we have more information at our fingertips.
The choice to live consciously causes us to tolerate discomfort, delay gratification, practice patience, stay present and aware of our feelings and thoughts, ask questions, tolerate taking risks, communicate effectively and assertively, and trust that we will know when to take action and what action to take.
So, when an aspect of our life changes how conscious do we really want to be? Do we want to be open to the various permutations that may be available? Does it make sense to replicate what we had or to reflect and discern what is now needed?
Living consciously allows us the gift of choice. And the gift of continued growth and understanding of who we are in the whole of our lives.
I’m reading “The One Thing” by Gary Keller and I love this sentence, “The prescription for extraordinary results is knowing what matters to you and taking daily doses of actions in alignment with it.”
To your best life!!