4 Questions to Guide Your Powerful Choices
Do you ever find yourself mulling over choices, imagining the infinite pathways one single decision might take? Does the wild array of options overwhelm you and send you to the safety zone, putting off the choices you know you need to make?
There are an infinite number of external influences clamoring for your inner resources: conflicting thoughts and feelings, the pressure to to agree or disagree with those closest to you, the plethora of day to day minutia that requires your attention. Your “Yes or No” , “this or that” choice can sometimes feel like a battlefield.
It's easy to make choices when most of the world is in agreement with your point of view. The difficult choices are those ‘cheese stands alone' moments. When you experience that level of isolation – an existential aloneness – it can feel extremely challenging to muster up the courage to stand out from the crowd.
In a world of abundant opportunities, choices are defining moments. When your inner voice overpowers consensus reality it is a sacred call that yearns to be answered. It is an invitation to step away from the pack and claim your voice, your power, your unique contribution.
“Our individual choices combine to become our collective reality.” Gregg Braden
The powerful choices may not even seem particularly significant when you encounter them. They arise as a simple choice here, a quiet “Yes” over there. But it is the cumulative energy and affirmation of every choice that you make that eventually leads you to a pivotal shift on the pathway.
Oprah Winfrey didn't start off as one of the most influential and wealthiest women in the world. She got there step by step, choice by choice. The sum total of her choices have guided her to the present moment. So it is with you, each choice then is worthy of your full attention. Like a landslide, the preponderance of your “Yes!” is a force of nature that has a tremendous impact.
“Choice implies consciousness – a high degree of consciousness. Without it, you have no choice. Choice begins the moment you dis-identify from the mind and its conditioned patterns, the moment you become present…. Nobody chooses dysfunction, conflict, pain. Nobody chooses insanity. They happen because there is not enough presence in you to dissolve the past, not enough light to dispel the darkness. You are not fully here. You have not quite woken up yet. In the meantime, the conditioned mind is running your life.” Eckhart Tolle
Think of Steve Jobs and his vision, how it changed the world! You too are made of stardust and moonbeams. Choose your big dreams. Give them life. If you have the dream, it's yours to bring into being. Notice how you approach your every day moments. Are you coming from your power, listening and finding the ‘Yes!' moments? Or, are you playing it safe, waiting for the ‘right' timing, postponing the choice that is here right now because it's not convenient or easy?
4 Simple Questions to Guide Your Powerful Choices
Choose to face your fears. Choose to embody your vision. Choose to teach. Choose to open your heart. Choose to serve. Keep choosing and you will see that those choices carve the pathway of your Life. Your choices have creative power. Choose to make the small – sometimes uncomfortable and even painful – steps towards the evolving you, the one that lives within you wanting to be free. In time, aided by your choices, your vision will come into being.
Here are 4 simple questions you can use to guide your powerful choices:
- Does this opportunity move me closer to my vision?
- Does this increase my energy, joy and creativity exponentially?
- Does this opportunity connect me with those I serve best?
- If my time was worth $10,000 per day, would I still do this?
Every day you make choices. Everything you say and do is the result of a choice you made, consciously or unconsciously. For every choice, big or small, there's no certainty that you'll attain your desired outcome. It's an adventure! Nothing is certain in this world but change. That you can count on. Feel the lightness of the ever evolving you. All of Life is in movement, and you are a child of this infinite universe.
Claim your cosmic citizenship. Tune in, super connect and feel, sense and know what is ‘right' in this moment. Know that every moment delivers a changing dynamic. Know that you are a being of boundless light and unlimited resources. You always have the power to redesign your landscape. Just choose again!
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About the Author
Adela Rubio writes and speaks on awakening your creative essence with the power of collaboration and community. She’s hosted 20+ Women’s Writing Circles, 30-Day Adventures, and Telesummits.