The moment you pick a side is the moment you lose the argument or conflict. Why? Because you’ve bought into the lie that one side must be right and the other one wrong. You’ve bought into the lie that you will help find a solution by contributing to the problem. You’ve bought into the lie that by allowing this argument or conflict to be part of you, you’re helping someone.
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The real strength that I’m looking for is the strength of my will to be true to my heart in every moment, no matter how important or mundane the moment may seem. The real fulfillment I’m after can never come as the result of turning to any other – or any thing – for strength, relief, help or solutions. Real fulfillment can only come as the result of being myself, of making the choice that comes from my heart, especially if that choice seems difficult.Read More »
The real essence of choice – and thus the essence of freedom – is the deliberate choosing of this particular instance of reality by consciously choosing the thoughts that I focus on in the moment.
True freedom means not only awareness of having this choice at all times, but also employing that awareness and – guided by the unwavering truth in my heart – at times making the choice that appears more difficult. The “new” choice seems difficult because I haven’t made it before, which means that a new neural pathway must be created. The “old” choice seems easy because it’s the “beaten path” – the old neural pathway that’s been reinforced by years of making this choice, the process having become automatic and yielding the same old result.Read More »