Man’s power of choice enables him to think like an angel or a devil, a king or a slave. Whatever he chooses, mind will create and manifest. Frederick Bailes, teacher of Science of Mind
Choices can be conscious or unconscious. In our relationships when we explode in anger or blame others, do we recognize this as an unconscious reaction?
How do we teach our children to make choices? If as a parent or role model to other children, do we react without thinking from our emotions such as frustration? Perhaps instead of reacting we could sit down with our children or in our relationships and discuss better ways to handle situations. Perhaps we could review our choices daily to realize which ones we make consciously and which come from unconscious emotional reactions.
I believe our unconscious choices come from unresolved emotional pain and conditioned mental beliefs. Do you want less pain and to make more conscious choices?
Next Joanna talks about making a conscious “critical choice.”
At the age of twenty-four after a failed effort at suicide, I looked into the bathroom mirror, says Joanna, a retired CEO. So you have not had a nice childhood. I had an “Aha” experience at that moment. In a state of clarity, I became aware, okay, I have a choice. I can continue the rest of my life blaming my parents or I realized the only person who could heal and make changes was me. I then resolved I am going to do anything and everything to heal. I refuse to continue being afraid, lacking confidence, and feeling pain all the time.
Joanna made and committed to a conscious critical choice in her life. A critical choice involves a decision that has a major impact on our lives. We have the freedom to make that decision on a conscious level rather than unconsciously by blaming others or reacting to situations.
Do we want to continue choosing suffering? We will examine this next.
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