Thursday, July 03, 2008
Conversations about 'Choosing You!'
A reader of 'Choosing You' sent me a touching email today. In it he recounted an experience with a young man he knows who was charged for driving under the influence. The reader of course had limitless empathy for the young guy but also recognised that the anger and resentment towards the 'system' and to those around him was misdirected. He had after all made a series of choices and was now reaping the consequences of his actions....
My reader went on to say: "This chap had chosen to do all of those things and that his choices had consequences...."my grandparents were killed by drink drivers before I was born - not their choice. I also could remember a lady in the gym coming up to my trainer and embarrasing him in front of a new client (me) by asking if he had got home alright, as she had found him stumbling home drunk, from a party and taken him home. I said to my trainer - you made a choice to stumble home, and the only consequence was slight embarrassment...Choosing You is great Cliff."
"Cliff - I am envious of you in the fact that you have reached such a high level of awareness at such an early age... you are going to make so much of the years ahead of you. Don't get me wrong, I have few, if any regrets over my life so far, but wonder how much more I could have achieved had I been as aware as you in my early 20s.....thank you so much for retaining me as a client, friend and Jedi in training!"
I am SO reticent in accepting a compliment like this as I struggle each and every day with my own awareness and my choices in life. It seems like each and every one of us swings from self-assuredness, purpose and happiness to dismay, confusion and depression...but I think the key is being aware of that situation, putting in place positive and powerful choices and keeping perpetual self belief that we ALL can BE better, can DO better and can live a life of greater and greater love and joy.
The last few weeks have been very challenging for me....
I miss home, I miss my family and my closest friends and I feel that I have drifted (as we all can be prone to do) into some cycles and situations that are not part of my personal legend. But at least I've realised now and I can get back on track.
In life we are constantly being pushed slightly aside by the waves and currents of life and it's inevitable obstacles and if we are not aware we can end up far from our goals and dreams - but with awareness I'm sure we can be gentle with our rudder and steer back to our chosen course.
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