What if we were all given 3 choices when we received these bodies and this experience? We were told you could:
A) Live a life of servitude to God, being like Jesus and other Saints, living a life with your heart wide open. It will be challenging but rewarding in ways you could be never even imagine and take you places you’d never now believe exist. But it may come at great personal sacrifice.
B) Live a life of simplicity. A life where you are happy for the things you have, the people you love and the experiences that are presented to you. Giving thanks for all things big and small; not really bothering with any big picture items, just living your life, doing the best you can, with peace of mind.
C) Live a life of ignorance. Being a very me-centric person; seeing everyone and everything through a filter of “how will this benefit me?”, “what can I get out of this?”, “what’s in it for me?” and never really stepping outside of yourself and your life to see and understand the lives and hearts of others.
Now of course, we aren’t presented with only 3 options in life. Every minute of every day of every moment of our existence we are confronted with many, many choices in a wide range of these spectrums; including self-sabbotage, fear, anger and hatred. Every moment is a choice of who we want to be, who we let ourselves become, and which way we lean. And while this can be an overwhelming thought it can also be a very calming one, because no matter what happens outside of us, we are almost always in charge of what happens inside of us. We get to choose.
This will be obviously contradicted especially (I’m guessing) by those fighting depression or psychosis, but I beg to differ. When we can accept ourselves for who we are and adapt, when we can make accomodations for ourselves and figure out our own triggers and learn to manipulate our own drama in our head so it helps us and doesn’t hurt us. When we learn to play to our strengths in life and not let our weaknesses destroy us then it becomes a choice.
I never ever said, nor will ever say life is easy. I just think there is a way to work the system to be happy, while still playing the stupid games we seem to be forced to play.
I have no idea historically if we were ever more “woke” as a people. The need to survive and procreate is our main drive in life, with spirituality coming in from next to last. It’s an individual choice is the thing. It ALWAYS will be and that’s the crux and the beauty of this life.
Enjoy your day! Gloomy and raining here. We never really get thunder. But I wouldn’t mind a thunderous day. That would be quite exciting, I think.