Using The Power Of Choice To Improve Your Quality Of Life And Wellness
U have the ability to choose. U can decide what to eat each day, what clothes to wear, what restaurants to go to; U have the ability to choose what U want in life and what U don’t want. Of course, some things U can’t choose such as what color your skin is, what size feet U have, what day of the week it is, but U do have the ability to make choices that matter in regards to your well-being.
How We Feel
The practice of developing wellness in your life shows U that U do have the ability to choose how U feel. U can consciously influence your emotions and yourself. U can use mental training strategies like self-hypnosis and meditation to encourage certain states and feelings within your mind.
U can choose how to react to a certain situation or to a certain person. U can control your emotions so U don’t fall into negative, degenerative, or destructive thought processes. U can even use the power of choice to heal.
Healing from Within
The power of choice is very similar to the power of intention. When U hold an intention in your mind, U are attracting the result of that intention into your life. When U make a choice, U are attracting the result of that choice into your life. Therefore, if U learn to be very aware of the choices U are making for yourself, U will become more aware of where your choices are leading U. U can learn to remove destructive and negative influences from your life once U become aware of the choices U are making.
When U remove negativity and destructiveness from your life, U will begin to feel an all-pervading sense of wellness within your daily way of life. When U learn to promote this feeling on a regular basis, the natural result is healing of your spirit.
Healing the Spirit is Healing Both Body & Mind
Spirit is the awareness of the entire cosmos and the understanding that everything is connected to everything and, indeed, everything is one. Obviously, that includes U, and me, and everyone else. Therefore, when the Spirit is encouraged to heal, meaning, when healing is promoted within yourself and without yourself, U will begin to experience healing on all levels.
But What Does Healing Mean?
Healing, or more specifically, spiritual healing does not actually have anything to do with physical health. I know this may shock some of U, who are reading this, but it doesn’t. It is actually pretty obvious why not when U are able to see the big picture.
For example, a person with a terminal illness can still have a very powerful and aware spirit. A person who is incredibly fit and healthy physically can be completely negative in their mindset and still practice many destructive forms of behavior. Spiritual awakening occurs to many people who are on their ‘death-bed’ so what am I talking about when I use the term ‘healing’?
Healing, In Reality
Becoming completely aware of who U are; knowing, in reality, everything is okay and understanding your position and function in life, that is real healing.
On the other hand, there is suffering. Being lost in life, being confused about what is real and what is not, being angry and traumatized by past experiences, holding onto judgements and opinions about people, things or places which leads to a feeling of separateness, these things all fall into the realm of suffering.
True healing can only occur when all of these things are overcome, when suffering is brought to an end inside your heart. In reality, true healing and true spiritual wellness can only occur when the source of your suffering has been extinguished.
U have the ability to choose whether or not U suffer. By choosing not to suffer U are encouraging healing within your spirit. When healing is encouraged within your spirit, this has the natural effect of developing inner peace within your heart.
To truly heal, to remove all of the anguish, all of the confusion, all of the aggression, all of the conflict, U have to make positive choices. U must choose not to suffer, not to feed your problems, but instead, take away the source of their inspiration.
Only U can do that for yourself.
If U choose not to promote suffering in your life, this will have the effect of promoting greater quality of life and greater health. Even if your physical health is bad, as will be the case with most of us as we age and grow older, U can still have a mindset that doesn’t experience this as suffering, but simply sees that it is a part of the natural way of things.
For those of U who have health problems in your younger years, make the choice to stop doing anything negative or destructive to your spirit. By doing so, U can encourage greater physical health as well and mental and spiritual health.
Healing begins with your mindset and the choices U are making for yourself. What will you choose?
You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change. – Tim Cook
The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects you, other people and the planet. – Victoria Moran
To become more conscious is the greatest gift anyone can give to the world; moreover, in a ripple effect, the gift comes back to its source. – David Hawkins
Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that’s a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect. – Rob Reiner
We need to take action to develop compassion, to create inner peace within ourselves and to share that inner peace with our family and friends. Peace and warm-heartedness can then spread through the community just as ripples radiate out across the water when you drop a pebble into a pond – Dalai Lama