Signposts remind me of why I’m leading this particular life, in this very body, right now and they help to point out the direction.
In the midst of a frantic world, seemingly random reminders can help us stop and connect to the essence of life. They can be encounters, books, anything, really, that gives us a glimpse of why we are on this earth right now. I call them signposts. They often appear unexpectedly, but I have noticed that most often it is when the mind is free of thought. That is when they most easily slip, ever so gently, into our awareness.
Recently, one such seemingly random stop-sign in my life was a board that I came across in the middle of bustling, busy London. I slowed down my step and then came to a full stop.
I read the board.
Life is a Matter of Choices
I made the conscious choice to remain rooted for a few more moments.
I stayed still and took a deep breath, contemplating what I had read. Then I asked myself which choices I had made that day, and why those choices mattered.
Ultimately, I concluded, each choice matters because our life experience, in some sense, is but the sum of all of our choices.
Ok, that is not the whole truth, as there is so much more to life. But I did note, with great gratitude, that I had made a choice that morning, just after my morning meditation, to accept that everything is energy. It was a bit of the “pretend-and-make-believe-and-it-will-be-so”, I admit, but why not? I do believe that those who master their energetic vibration beyond thoughts and emotions are on a path towards less suffering and, ultimately, personal greatness or call it liberation or happiness.
And as I stood before the black board and its colourful crayon writing, I felt myself fundamentally shift. It was clear, no longer make-believe, in that moment, that I was made of energy – and that the energy suddenly shifted gears. I felt lighter. That was when I made the choice to take a snap of the board and to write down some thoughts as soon as I sat down on the underground.
I knew that I wanted to share my realisations with somebody.
Remember: Also Your 2019 Will Depend on Your Choices
Leaving the café and its board I reminded myself that it takes regular practice and acceptance of old wounds and wanting to heal them, not to mention perseverance and self-love, to shine in the Universal Field of all possibilities.
So go on, make a conscious decision, today, to shine like the Universe in 2019!
Then, be sure that the Universe will shine back on you just as brightly.
My choice in this very moment?
“I plunge into the Unknown. I free myself to not know, with the understanding that trust is my friend and guide. Trust is the pathway to love. Love is who I am. I love, I trust, I surrender and fly into the freedom of the Unknown.”
That is the choice I am making in this very moment, one of the first in 2019. What is yours?
Wishing you a year full of conscious and uplifting choices, for you and for all!
Ps. Since I did follow through on my choice to take the time, on the underground, to jot down some notes, you can read about my realisations weekly here. Not only is life a matter of choices, but the choices we make also influence others.
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