26 days — 26 learnings: Part four of looking back & looking beyond.
My word for today is:
Big decisions, can come with big doubts; I already wrote about the struggles I faced making some big bold moves during 2017.
Yet, oftentimes, it’s not the big decisions that alter our lives. It is the everyday small choices — when you cumulate those — they are the ones that make the biggest difference.
During Christmas, my sister referred to Deepak Chopra his Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.
At one point, he speaks about the fact that when someone makes us a compliment, we can either feel flattered, or we can decide not to feel flattered. Just like when someone insults us, we can either feel offended, or we can decide not to feel offended.
It is our choice. We might make it very unconsciously, it nonetheless stays a choice.
He suggests our heart will know what the right choice is. He writes:
„Most people think the heart is mushy and sentimental. But it’s not. The heart is intuitive; it’s holistic, it’s contextual, it’s relational. It doesn’t have a win-lose orientation. It taps into the cosmic computer, the field of pure potentiality, pure knowledge, and infinite organizing power and takes everything into account. At times it may not even seem rational, but the heart has a computing ability that is far more accurate and far more precise than anything within the limits of rational thought.“
There is something in those words, that touches me. Even when I know my heart can be damn stubborn at times. Which makes it tough to believe that it always steers us towards the right choices
Nonetheless, being more conscious and aware will certainly help us stay truer to ourselves.
Which brings me to my fourth learning:
Don’t forget the importance of those tiny decisions, that we constantly make, that change our days and ultimately our lives.
My take away for 2018: Choose wisely. Whenever a feeling surfaces, whether good or bad; try to pause and take a minute to observe it, and make a conscious choice to either intensify it or let it pass.