The Power is in your hands
How privileged are we to be in a position to choose every single minute what our reality is!!
Does this realisation not make you feel the power you have?
I mean, can you feel how liberating it is NOT to be dependent on other people’s moods, whims, opinions, ideas, etc to be happy or not? Confused??
What I am getting at is that once you realise that YOU have the power to decide HOW YOU feel about something, HOW YOU respond to events, opinions, other people’s actions, your life changes. You see, YOU get to CHOOSE how you respond; YOU decide if you are going to respond or react, YOU get to choose whether you let the event, opinion etc bring you down or help you grow, whether you feel anger, hate, resentment or gratitude for the events showing up in your life.
IT IS YOUR CHOICE!! Each and every moment you get to choose. Of course, you also have to live with the consequences, but even when you feel you might have chosen wrongly you get to choose again and correct the situation you find yourself in.
Ok so other people’s actions can affect our lives, but WE, you and I, decide HOW. Are we going to let a comment made by someone cause us to lose sleep or are we going to thank you for pointing something out, agree or disagree knowing it is THEIR opinion and move on?
Who determines if you are happy or not?
Are you going to let the actions of a co-worker make you unhappy? Or will you choose not to let them determine whether you are happy or not? Will you choose to be a victim? Or will you choose to stand up for yourself and what YOU believe to be true for you?
How will you choose in future?
So how can you use this realisation today? Here is a suggestion. You might like to start by just being aware of situations when you “blame” someone for the way YOU are feeling. Just being aware to start with will already bring about a change in the way you respond. After a while you start to react less and respond more.
The first step is to bring this awareness to different situations. Then you can then start to choose a different way of responding.
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