The choices we make

There is nothing to worry about, unless we choose.

There is nothing to fear, unless we choose.

There is nothing to get done, unless we choose.

There is nothing to stress about, unless we choose.

We create all the choices in our life, every single moment.

We choose to listen to our thoughts or not, we choose the attitude we’ll have, we choose what to say, what to do, what we eat…all of it.

Critically, we choose all the internal reactions to all that happens externally and that is where we choose to suffer within or not.

Of course, when we are stuck within our thoughts and the drama, then it is difficult to see the wood for the trees. However, the more aware of the fact that we choose everything within us, the more able we are to step away from it.

The good news is, we can all start right now making different choices and change whatever we choose to change.

Other person’s shoes

When someone is angry, or rude, or frustrated or she/he behaves in a way that is not their normal way of behaving, instead of reacting the same towards them, perhaps we we could choose to seek to understand.

What is happening in the other person’s mind that is causing them to lash out, to react?

We always want to judge first, to see how that person’s behaviour affects our little story, our ego always wants to personalise it, to see it in terms of how does this affect me?

If we all choose to empathise, understand and be compassionate first, then we could all suffer less.

We could all learn to walk in the other person’s shoes and show kindness.