Throughout our everyday lives, we need to make choices all the time. Sometimes, we may find making any choice an overwhelming experience. Because we have so much going through our minds at once, it is often hard to sort through this ricochet of ideas, thoughts and information and make the choice that resonates with us. Then, feeling bogged down in the fear that we’ll make the “wrong” or ” bad” choice, we often become paralyzed or avoid making a choice altogether. Unfortunately, not making a choice through fear or avoidance is still making a choice. This is when fear blocks the flow of our creative energy that we have available to us to make the best choice possible in that moment.
Because we face these situations everyday, we need to practice making choices from our hearts instead of the dictates of our minds. When we feel that surge of energy that we often negatively label as “anxiety,” we need to pause, open our hearts, and breathe deeply. We must give ourselves the permission to pause so that we can bring ourselves into our heart space and get in touch with our inner truth. Once we calm the deluge of thoughts, slow down our breathing, and pay attention, we can gently and kindly remind ourselves that we are confident in our ability to make discerning choices. Asking ourselves, “What’s the best use of my time and energy right now?” or “In what direction do I feel drawn?” will assist us in following our hearts. Making a choice helps us move toward what we want even when it appears random or out of the ordinary. Even if its the simple choice to get up and change where we are sitting, it gives a feeling of movement and a new point of view.
Finally, let go of making the perfect choice. Making a choice even if it leads us down a different path gives us new information. For example, I have sometimes made a choice only to find out that this was not the direction that I wanted to go. It is important that we don’t judge ourselves as having failed or made the wrong choice but that it put us on the path of where we really wanted to be. Choice is a powerful tool to help us get unstuck or unblock energy. Don’t be afraid to make a choice for it frees us to live to our fullest potential. Choose and know we can always choose again.
The power of choice allows us to make our dreams a reality through the energy of creation.