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Friday, March 27, 2009

CHOICE - the fourth Point of Simply An Inspired Life

CHOICE - the fourth Point of Simply An Inspired Life

I CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart - I renounce all assumptions and expectations, and I declare that I will thoughtfully consider all possibilities. I will CHOOSE with courage, awareness, consciousness, and compassion toward all.

Wake up to profound perspective that allows me to
celebrate the choices of my moments, of my life. - mar


Say NO to the demands of the world.
Do we ever stop to ask ourselves WHY we "need to do" something? What is the "need," and on whose authority has the need been established?

We disrespect ourselves and our free-will whenever we say that we NEED TO DO something. - jlh

Everything we do is a choice! In every instant, we are making a choice about what we will do in that instant (as well as a choice about what we will think in that instant). We may choose to turn off and shut down our conscious attention, and allow the autopilot of our habits and instincts to make our choices, but they are still choices.

I have no need to conform to the stereotypes others have defined for me. - jlh

Your spouse says "You need to go to the grocery store today," and you say "I need to go to the grocery store today," or perhaps you say to yourself "I need to get a divorce." Look at all the "need to's." Who says so? There is no inherent "should," "must," or "need to" here. There are choices and there are consequences. The consequence of not going to the grocery store today may be eating peanut butter sandwiches or sleeping alone tonight, but there is no "need to."

Simply An Inspired Life

5 comments:

  1. Whose AUTHORITY....... what!!!! STOP IT...... WHOS AUTHORITY...
    WHAT POWER...WONDERFUL..........

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  2. I work everyday and for five years have given my partner my days off to do singing with says Im not allowed to attend a music luncheon he is doing with another married lady. Her husband & parents and our friends are going. What would you do / say ? TC

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  3. I've made some bad choices, or shall I say I've went by the obsession and compulsion of an addiction-but nonetheless 'choices'. Reading this "need to" takes me to a the choice of living or dying. Just for this day, this time I choose to live!!!
    Thank You
    cinra69ny@yahoo.com

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  4. Thank you very much for daily inspirations.Every day is a blessing !
    Thank you very much.

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  5. I am very grateful for your appreciations.

    May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
    - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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