The other day I was re-reading the book "The Queen of My Self" by Donna Henes and I came across this powerful paragraph:
"The story of our lives is ours to create. We can design our own roles and ideals, compose the scripts, and author the sagas of our own futures and that of the environment around us. While we cannot necessarily control the circumstances and influences that present themselves to us in the course of living, we can choose how we will respond to them when they do arise. Our power of choice is our sole control in the world. With each new paragraph, each turn of the page, each blink of the eye, each new dawn, each moment in time, we are gifted with another opportunity to exercise our right to choose. Coffee or tea? Lemon or milk? Right or left? Stairs or elevator? Vacuum? Vote? Cheat? Trust? Care? Dare? Change? What paths we take, what decisions we make, influence how the story will proceed and who we will be from this day forth."
When I read this paragraph, I couldn't help but think how many times we don't realize that even when we are not choosing a path, we are actually choosing. We are choosing to remain the way we are, we are choosing inaction, we are choosing status quo, we are choosing to remain silent, we are choosing to follow the commands that have been programmed in our minds by society, by our parents, by the world. It is important to realize that from the moment we wake up till we go to bed, we are choosing. What we choose is up to us. We could choose to sit down in front of the television and eat till we can not eat anymore or we can choose to get up and go for a hike. It's really up to us what we choose and how we make our lives. The universe will send messages to us and put us in situations to help us learn lessons and grow, and it is up to us how we react. Do we give up? Do we continue to fight? Do we ignore? Do we deny? Do we confront? Do we explore? Do we take ownership? Choice is power. Don't let others take your power away because you allow them to choose for you because even then, you are choosing and your choice is one of giving away your power.
Intention is also coupled with choice. When we live with intention we know that from the moment we wake up till the moment we go to bed, we have the intention to do something, we have a purpose, we have a vision, we have a plan. Our intention and our choices determine what our lives would be in the future. Like Rev. Ava Park said "there are several dimensions and in another dimension, there is a version of you that already has all the things you want now, it is up to you to choose and manifest those things that are already yours in the here and now." Intention can help you bring them to reality, intention can help you manifest what you want.
So tomorrow, when you wake up, think about the power you have in every choice you make and live with intention. You will see your life flourish and become the image you hold in your mind of how your realm should be.