In my October 4th post, Why Our Choice Counts (Conclusion), I wrote our journey of human progression IS the story of Unconditional Love. We get there through each of us, you, me, everyone ¬and everything, loving in harmony. The key to that is for each of us practicing to accept, forgive, and love ourselves unconditionally.
Humanity has made incredible progress in many areas, including science, math, technology and the arts. But – look at the anger, distrust, and hate in the world. We are trapped in a disempowered and impoverished mindset. Learning to make our best choice is a vital step in our journey.
This is the first of a three-part series focused on how to make our best choice when it seems life sucker punched us in the gut. We go over the how and why and then in Part Two, we show three examples of myself and two others on how this played out.
After life floors you, what do you do next? It’s similar to being lost. Trying to find your way. Uncertain where you are. Then coming to a fork in the road. Do we choose Option One or Option Two?
Consider this perspective:
Option One: You assume the Universe, this life, is supposed to give you all that you think you deserve, want and need
Option Two: You accept that the Universe, this life expects you to do your part and has great expectations for you.
Viktor Frankl put it this way: “It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life—daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.”
Regardless of the details, the when, where or what occurred, the fork in the road is deceptive because emotions spur you to choose Option One. It seems and feels the right choice. It’s the immediately satisfying choice. With an unseen long-term cost of going nowhere. Only more of the same. More pain, loss, and anger. Option One does not rectify the situation. Only extends it.
Option Two feels less satisfying – initially! It doesn’t address our anger and pain. It feels empty and wrong. But, Option Two is the choice leading to the best and most satisfying ending. In the next post, the examples demonstrate it’s the choice that works! Option Two resolves the situation, bringing forgiveness, love and peace.