I started this blog with a bunch of silly distracting bunny trails and then I asked myself, “Is this really how you wanna go about this?” Not really, I mean the whole point of Apozitude is to raise awareness and bring about clarity, if it can be mildly entertaining along the way, well that my friends is what we call a bonus.
The truth of the matter is EVERYTHING ALWAYS boils down to ONE thing. I know, I know, you don’t have to remind me, I’ve heard the advice against using words like “always” and “every” so bare with me, but ALL the observation I’ve done over the years of myself and others has led me to this one undeniable fact. EVERYTHING always boils down to ONE thing. EVERYTHING we say, EVERYTHING we do always boils down to this ONE thing. Yes, that’s right, OUR ENTIRE EXPERIENCE boils down to ONE thing and that ONE thing my friends is the magnificent and glorious POWER of CHOICE.
For instance when leaving New Orleans recently, we arrived at the airport very early. Early enough, in fact, to catch the plane departing to Colorado prior to ours. Colorado? NOOOOO, we want to go home. Where’s the Portland plane? I’m sorry to inform you that’s the next flight to depart.
Oh,… ok. What do we do now?
Insert the magnificent and powerful CHOICE!! We can sit at the gate and wait with all of these restless people for the Colorado plane, wait for everyone to deplane, wait for all these people to stand in line, wait for them to board their plane and then wait again for our plane? It was a simple choice. Let’s go get a cup of coffee. What a sense of relief, I felt so much better about waiting for a waitress and a cup of coffee.
See how simple the magnificent and glorious power of choice affected our experience? The secrets to unlocking this magnificent power are very simple too. Check it out:
Next week, I’ll be sharing a 4 step mindfulness process to assist YOU in mastering the magnificent and glorious POWER of CHOICE. Will you check back in next week? The choice is yours.