Have you ever felt like you are stuck? There are no alternatives around you and you feel like you are on a no exit highway and there are no turn arounds? This is the classic story of being trapped and disempowered.
What if your choices and your mindset could empower you instead? Well, I think that is absolutely possible. I think you have the power to shift stories and rewrite your internal narrative. I also think that you will be stronger as a result of the experience you find yourself in, more especially the difficult and painful ones.
In my mind, the quote is about conscious awareness of our choices. Will I fill my mind with fear or do I fill it with love? Do I believe the world is a fixed and overwhelming place or do I shift my attention and focus where I can make a difference? These are all options in the Pu Pu Platter of life. And, as with most things, the more aware you are, the more consciously you are curious, the more wisely you are able to decide.
Your mind believes everything you tell it.
Fill it with Possibilities.
Fill it with Creativity.
Fill it with Love.
In a world filled with many alternatives, doors opening, and closing, it’s important to begin to notice where your options are. To become conscious of what you are choosing or not choosing, as both are ours to decide upon and move forward with.
When people tell me, “I have no choices!” I’m always surprised with that story. I think what people are really saying is that “I don’t have any options I like!”
We often find ourselves looking at our preferences and not seeing them in the events that are occurring. We can absolutely be presented with many options that suck and are beyond our ability to change. And, because it is our life, we are still required to make difficult decisions. Even when the options are between things we dislike intensely. We are still at choice. And, our willingness to focus on our thinking, our attitudes, and the stories we are spinning, is where our power lies.
3 Ways Conscious Choices Empower Us
- We learn to recognize our power and we embrace it
- We look through the fear, get clarity through curiosity and look for options
- We stop seeing ourselves as victims
Again, it sucks when we have to decide between several unwanted options. And I also know that I’ve learned more about myself as a result of muddling through these obstacles. Being conscious of what I am making choices about has offered me the opportunity to get clarity, courage, and empathy for others.
I prefer to see my life as choice full. What I say, think and do, my attitude, my mindset, my openness to possibilities, all come from the decision to see what all is available and to see my choices as opportunities.