What choices have you made recently? When you make a choice, did you know you are also choosing your consequence?
Everything in life is a choice, apart of being a human means that we all have a decision to make sometime in our life. The choice to move on, move out, the choice to be happy, your attitude, who you choose to respect a choice to make a change or to get a chance at something. The question is "Do we all make the right choices?" The answer is no, and that is fine. We have all made wrong choices, but we have also made the right choices that were absolutely RIGHT. Just focus on the right and not so much on the wrong. We are not perfect; we all make decisions that we later sometimes "regret." The thing is, we should not regret the choices we make (depending on the situation). We just need to learn from the choices we may have regretted. Life is a matter of choices to test our ability on many things. The way we handle situations and how we decide to overcome them. Whether we decide to dwell on it or to move on from it. Example being, the choice to survive in this world, in this day n' time. With all the things going on around us, "It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions." – Jim Rohn.
Everything that happens in our lives is a reflection of a choice we made once before. Whether it was a mistake that caused you everything or success that created you all the attention. If there was an adverse outcome from the choice you made, and you decide to make that choice again.........know that it was not a mistake but a choice. You're supposed to learn from that mistake so "why make that choice again?" Everything we do is based on a choice. No one else can be blamed for that decision because you made it, good or bad. Now there can be situations where someone can be accused, depending on what it may be. Maybe your family had to make a decision that was a tough call, and it was either sacrifice and do what they say or suffer. However, even if you feel the need to blame someone, I encourage you to handle the situation as best as possible until a favorable outcome turns out. If not, pray about it.
In the beginning, I said, "When you make a choice, did you know you are also choosing your consequence?" My question to YOU is… "Did you understand what I was asking and if so how do you feel about it?" Re-read the question, think about it first and then continue reading what I am about to say. * While you do that I will sip some tea *. * clears throat *. As I continue. Think about it, if you are starving and want your food to finish quicker you would turn up the heat "right?" That was your choice. However, the consequence of that choice is your food burning and not tasting good because you made the decision to turn up the heat. Unless you were observing your food so it wouldn't burn. Another example would be when Jesus spent forty days and forty nights in the desert and the devil tempted him on the three different occasions. Jesus made a choice to tell the devil "no" when he offered him bread. So, "What was the consequence of that?" Jesus starved, but that was his choice than to disappoint his father. If you look at both examples I used, you will notice that there is always a consequence either it is for the greater good or the worst. Whether you choose to sacrifice something and suffer, or not to sacrifice anything but there is will always be that consequence. Just remember you are free to choose but not free from the results and you most certainly cannot avoid the effects of the decisions you in life.
Let us look closer into the Mandala Flower circle of life to understand the choices we make and how they can affect us. The other side of this topic is taking the risk of a choice that you know may just help you. The issue is we are just scared about the "what if." Sometimes those "what if" are the choices we need to make to get where we want to be. It just may call for several sacrifices. The question is, "Are you afraid of the choice itself or the sacrifice you have to make?" I personally encounter this problem a lot especially and because I am kind of young; I am still learning my way in the adult world more independently. Recently, I had to sit down and think about my future. I was extremely terrified because I knew I had some sacrificing to do. However, I realized that some of those choices and "sacrifices" belonged to me and not fate. Sure enough, my faith grew by some of my choices because I made choices not knowing where they would take me or what path I would end up on. Of course, I prayed about it and just asked God for guidance, and so far I think I am making good progress. *claps hands and giggles *. People, there is a war as young adults we will encounter many times; simply because we are learning and growing every day. I want everyone to realize that when we make choices and we don't know what the outcome will be, we should always be positive and just have faith despite the possible "what if?" Honestly, I think you should go with the choice that scares you more, that is going to help you "Bloom" even more. The choices we make will help shape us and make us different from each other. You don't need to focus on what choice may be best; just choose a path and if it doesn't work, learn from it and grow from it. In this life, we are limitless to just about any and everything. If plan A does not work out, try plan B, and so on and so forth, there will be different ways and options to get where you want/need to be. It just starts with one choice. "Each person's life is like a Mandala – a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think forms the Mandala of our life." – Pema Chodron
As I sit in the middle of "my own" Mandala Flower and meditate on my own choices, just remember; there will be choices that we will be proud of and some we will not. Just learn from them. Each choice has a consequence for the greater good or for the worst. Accept that change will come and that means more and more choices to make as well. All you really need to do is "Take a chance to make a choice that liberates you." "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears." – Nelson Mandela
p.s. Have you guys noticed my 3C's of life yet?
Which choices have you learned the most from, the good or the bad?
Do you remember the choice that helped define who you are today?
Do you try to learn from your bad choices?