Sometimes all we have are what seem to be bad choices. And still…we have to choose.
We have to choose between many men or one man. Between this man or that man. Between having children and freedom from responsibility. Between commitment or half-way-there. We can either fly or walk. Walk or crawl.
Face a man toe-to-toe, or throw ourselves on the ground, our arms clinging to his ankles, begging him to drag us along.
We choose every moment between telling the truth or telling a lie. And we make that choice within ourselves nearly every moment.
We make a choice to stress and tension to contain our emotions, or to sinking in, softness, and feeling our emotions.
We either stand tall on our own side, following our instincts and intuitions as best we can, or we look for and listen to other people tell us what to do.
We can embrace, love, and enjoy the power of our inner Stranger, or we can shove her aside and try to live “good.”
We can honor every human being, even a man who doesn’t want what we want, or doesn’t want to do what we want – or we can rail at him and the universe for the “injustice” of it all.
We can love everything that IS, everything that happens, or we can fear and hate it.
We can make every choice every moment, and never run out of choices.
We can blame ourselves and anyone else for the choices that don’t turn out the way we’d like, or we can accept and love ourselves and anyone else anyway.
Nearly anything feels better than despair.
Rage can be helpful if you love it, feel it, hear it, and don’t do whatever it SAYS to do!
Hope can feel good, or it can trigger our universal belief that we don’t DESERVE good things, and so make us feel worse.
But we can CHOOSE, every moment, to NOT buy into our universal mantra of “I’m not good enough, I’m not good period, I don’t deserve this, everyone and everything else is working against me….”
We can CHOOSE, every moment, to look around us and see that we’re alive, or we can retreat into our heads and cut ourselves off from life.
We can choose to see life as our lover, our friend, our biggest champion – or we can choose to see life as our enemy.
We can even choose to see life as neutral toward us, and so we reassure ourselves that living is just sort of being “neutral” to everything WE see and experience.
Let me know what you’re choosing between…every moment – the big things, the little things, all of it.