There’s nothing you HAVE to do.
It’s always a choice. Every choice has consequences and you’re either willing to accept these or not, but you that doesn’t mean you don’t have a choice. You ALWAYS have a choice.
When you let that sink in and practice making more and more conscious choices, you enhance your power tremendously. Because when you realize you have a choice, you realize you have power. When you think you have no option but to do something and you just have to do it, you tell yourself you’re powerless and can’t do anything about it.
But you can. Everything is ALWAYS a choice.
You don’t HAVE to pay your taxes.
You pay them because you don’t want to deal with the negative consequences of not paying them. Or whatever reason you have for paying them. You choose to pay them. It’s a choice. Not something that happens to you.
You don’t HAVE to obey the speed limit.
You do it because you care about driving safely or you don’t want to pay a fine or whatever other reason you have for it. You choose to obey the speed limit. But you don’t HAVE to. It’s a choice.
You ALWAYS choose anyway. The only question is if you make a conscious decision or an unconscious one. But you make decisions all day long either way.
The next time you want to say you HAVE to do something or think you have no choice, think again.
Yes, you have a choice and no, you don’t have to do it. You may fear the consequence and don’t want to deal with it, but you CAN choose.
If you’re looking for a way to enhance your power and freedom, stop saying and feeling you have no choice, and start making conscious decisions from now on.
Stop saying you have to do something and start saying that you choose to do something. Then. notice the difference. It makes a WORLD of difference, I promise! I’m practicing with this myself, and it shifted so much for me.
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