Posts Tagged ‘choice’

Choose Happiness

February 24, 2011

A common theme lately in my practice has been that of choosing happiness.  We stumble around and search and strive for that which will make us happy thinking, “I will be happy when…” or “I would truly be happy if…”  The illusion that success will bring happiness traps us in a state of perpetually waiting for it to happen.  The real secret is that happiness brings success, not the other way around.  Choose happiness – no matter what.

Some people stumble through life trying to find the way to happiness, they don’t understand the way IS happiness.

Wayne Dyer

Choices

November 11, 2009

Decisions, choices, options… Those words delineate freedom and control over various aspects of life. They also strike fear into the heart, mostly because of the chance that your choice will be WRONG! But not making a choice is itself a choice with a full spectrum of consequences. You can’t not choose, so choose wisely. Don’t worry about making a mistake – that just gives you the opportunity to learn something you didn’t know before.

When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.

– William James

The Choice

April 2, 2008

I want to put a warning out there to all of my friends.  The warning has to do with a deception that is creating a lot of havoc in the lives of unsuspecting people everywhere.  This deception is the most prevalent and potentially dangerous of any I know, and a major part of your energy should be dedicated to identifying and combating it – for if you are deceived by it, your life will predictably become miserable as a result.  The deception of which I speak is the belief that you have no choice.  This is the most damaging part of a victim paradigm.  What happens to you or around you in your life is not nearly as important as what happens within you.  You can’t always control what is happening, but you will always retain what Viktor Frankl called “the last of human freedoms” – to choose your attitude in ANY given set of circumstances. 

Choose wisely!

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Whatever Kind You Want

March 26, 2008

There are times when my kids have some kind of a choice to make among a variety of options, and faced with the difficulty of deciding they may ask, “Dad, which kind should I get?”  My response is predictable as I say, “Whatever kind you want.”  It seems so obvious to me that it is just a matter of choice and preference.  Well, recently my wife called her dad, who was unavailable to answer the phone.  She got the routine message of, “I’m not available… please leave a message…” etc., but then the ending took her by surprise.  Just before the beep Vicki heard, “Have whatever kind of day you want!”  It is, after all, just a matter of choice and preference.  We’ve been getting a lot of mileage out of this one as we encourage each other now to do just that.  I’m trying to give up the selfishness of insisting that others have the kind of day that I want them to have, and just accept their choice. 

Have whatever kind of day you want!