This is what I love about mindfulness, clear intentions, and staying in alignment even during times of challenge. At 88 years young, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, was hospitalized having suffered from a brain hemorrhage. When I clicked on the link to read the update on his condition, I did not expect the opening phrase to cause…
Each day and in every moment, there is the opportunity to make a choice. And when those we love face the difficult ones, supporting them from a place of non-judgment or thinking you know better is an option.
If you are going to create choice as a way of life, you have to own the fact you have a say in the matter before you can actually begin to make conscious choices. This means taking responsibility and understanding that living by proxy and accepting what comes is, by default, you making a choice.
I absolutely support the healthy perspective of being able to face the challenge of cancer and learn and grow as much as possible from it…but if you’re living right now with a clean bill of health, why not create your own wakeup call?
In the past, I tended to ignore things. Pretending something isn’t happening or denying that which we would prefer not to face is a common survival tool. Sometimes it works to our benefit, but most often there comes a point where it sneaks up behind us and bites us in the ass.
Life changes overnight sometimes. Not just for Hollywood stars and not always with the outcomes we have anticipated. Though we may not be able to choose the overnight shifts that alter our lives forever, we can decide how we will interact with the circumstances.
What do you need to do to create choice and freedom in your life today…and what are you waiting for? Don’t let tomorrow be the too late day.
Moving past the small stuff to focus on what really matters & links to four social media experts whose insights are helping me to RE-focus my media message in 2011!
This holiday season, choose wisely how you wish to spend your time…and consider what’s next by consciously designing the new year.