I don’t always wake up tremendously happy. Really. Not even.
The minute my eyes click open my mind speeds off in about five thousand directions, none of which are particularly blissful or peaceful or calm. It could quite honestly be described as unbridled madness.
In fact, it’s taken me a good deal of practice to be able to choose my mind resolutely enough to change the course of my mornings, my days and my entire life.
I used to figure (upon opening my eyes, I swear, no kidding) I had to battle up, get ready to make a thousand choices and decisions in order to quiet a mind that was tangled with a thousand rabid thoughts – one by one I’d try to stalk them, clutch them and kill them off.
Of course, the more troubles I chased, the more showed up. That’s how the mind game works.
And it’s wicked exhausting.
What I’ve learned through meditation and deliberate practice throughout the day is that although there may be a wild horse race of endless running fears in my head, there is only one choice to make. One single choice made over and over and over.
The only choice we ever truly make: the choice to align with the mind of love or to relent to the mind of fear.
The mind of fear runs in every direction; it’s a game, it’s an illusion but it’s attractive because it knows how we feed off of a good chase.
The mind of love simply exists always and everywhere, in peaceful constant, and it offers us everything we truly desire.
Fear feels like fixation.
Love feels like freedom.
Where we are – right now in this moment – is no accident because our mindset is no accident. Though it may seem like we are flooded with troubles, we need make only one choice to resolve them all.
The choice between love (high energy) and fear (low energy).
Always, always, always our choice.
And oh how we love to hate this choice. (Probably because it cuts through all the bullshit.) It’s a deeply personal call to step it up, to train our minds, to use all of our incredible power in order to:
Choose presence of mind instead of chaos.
Choose to align with our highest vibration.
Choose to make decisions from a place of love.
Choose abundance, creativity, peace, and strength.
We are free (and called, and invited, and encouraged, and designed) to choose our energy every day, every hour, every minute. But more often than not, we don’t choose consciously. We deny our power and let the horse race run the show.
It is fully up to us to claim what is ours in love.
On one hand, this sucks, right. It stings. It sounds gorgeous until we have to smear it all over our biggest, toughest challenges. The places in our life that hurt the most. The tenderest stuff, the most stubborn stuff that we wish so badly would just disappear.
On the other hand, though, this rocks. It’s the answer to a thousand things but most importantly it’s the answer to the one and only thing that determines where we are, determines our peace of mind, determines the course of our lives.
Even the most horrific, vicious monster in your life can be sliced down to size (or invited in for tea, if you so desire) with this one choice: choose love.
Love is free and available and it is handed to us over and over and over.
But we have to choose to accept it, welcome it, receive it. We have to take it for our own, fully knowing and trusting that love is our choice in every decision and in every circumstance.
No matter how big or small the troubles may seem.
No matter how many appear.
There is only one choice.
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