The Collin’s dictionary states that conscious choice means “choosing what is morally and ethically right based on one’s conscience”. When we read that, it seems to make sense and to think that it would be very easy to choose, to make a decision based on something that we believe is right. But for many, it is not an easy feat.
For some people, making decisions has never been taught. Others, making ‘the decision’ means that there’s a questioning in the form of “Will I make the right decision?” Making decisions becomes a challenge when you feel judged or you judge yourself deeply, when you fear the worst, when you have limiting beliefs. So how do you start creating a new pattern, a way to feel at ease with your decision-making and to deeply know that the choice you are making truly aligns with your consciousness?
Awareness is a key factor, as well as your internal meaning of your choice. Societal norms, your up-bringing and many other factors play a role in creating your decisions making patterns. What if you were to make a conscious choice through your own personal filters, through the connection to your heart, that aligns with your value system, without it having to be in accordance with the rest of the world?
Awareness opens you up to seeing, understanding, comprehending how you tick… how you move in this world. So as your awareness expands, so do your skills. Call them coping skills if you wish, simply know the connection between your thoughts and you’re awareness are one of the first steps into living a life connected and aligned with your conscious choices.
What does that mean exactly?
Well, it may mean that the next time you have a decision to make, the impact of what you choose will influence your end result. So instead of just making decisions just because… more thought, more introspection, more check in as to what it may create in your life will be taken into consideration before your actual decision is made.
An example would be the following; you are getting ready to try something new, to learn a new skill and the first words that you notice popping in your mind are “I can’t… I won’t be able to…” You are now noticing those words, those thoughts and so you get to make a conscious choice to not buy into that old story. And that is a first step in changing your choice pattern, and making a conscious choice.
It starts with baby steps. By connecting to what you want to change as you become awake, as you realize something needs to change in your life and from that moment on you choose to move in a positive direction, aligned with your thoughts beliefs and values. You decide let go the old story and embark on a new one.
Conscious choice… it’s in your hands
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