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What is the difference between a choice and a decision? A choice may be the result of choosing between several things, whereas a decision is a decisive action with direction.
In mid-June I officially resigned from my teaching position in Woodstock to continue building Elements of Healing Energy and serving my clients. Yes, a big decision and an active life choice that I intuitively feel is the right direction to go in. Read more about life choices in my Feature Article below.
I've been busy with several speaking engagements in the last month, with more to come, so check out the list of the Upcoming Events. And note our lovely new newsletter design that is a result of my win in the Done4You Giveaway! Feedback is welcome.
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Wednesday, July 11, at 7 pm at Unity Church (Exeter and Meadowbrook - click to see poster)
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Saturday, July 21
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Central London Library
September 25 at 7-9 pm
Central London Library
October 16 at 7 pm
The Importance of Being Grounded
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Life's Choices Aren't All Easy, But They Are All Yours
Life is about making choices. Imagine showing up to the counter at your local Haagen Dazs and asking the server for "whatever you think I'd like."
Of course you wouldn't do that. With a veritable rainbow of ice cream flavors tempting you, making a choice might be difficult, but you'd do it. "Give me Cherries Jubilee and Chocolate Night, put the chocolate on the bottom and get a scoop with lots of cherries in it for the top."
Granted not many of life's choices are as lightweight as choosing between chocolate and vanilla, but what you choose and how you make choices, or don't make them, is as central to your self-esteem as taking responsibility for yourself.
Choices come in two flavors: Active -- when you make something happen and live with the consequences, and passive -- when you "choose not to choose," and continue to live with the status quo because the stakes appear too high for any changes choice might bring.
Active choices can be painful; feelings of fear and vulnerability often accompany these decisions. Just because we know what's best of us doesn't make it any easier. This kind of choice-making is risky, too. The most difficult choices don't have any absolute right or wrong; there is no perfect solution. It takes great courage to face these hard decisions.
On the other hand, the postponement of choice can have serious backlashes in the way of stress, depression, discouragement, apathy, even physical illness. Procrastination seldom has any favourable results.
Though in the end the choice is yours, getting to the place to be able to make a decision doesn't have to be a solo trip. Ask for help. Talking things out with another person can be helpful, especially someone who is on your side but has nothing at stake in your decision.
Just putting voice to your concerns may help you sort things out, and writing down the pros and cons will give you more clarity than keeping everything in your head. Getting some distance (emotional or physical) may make assessment easier, especially if that distance allows you to see the reality of the situation, rather than the way you wish it could be.
Even with thoughtful consideration, not every choice will be the right one. But wrong decisions don't make you wrong. And, trite as it may sound, one of the ways we learn is through the mistakes we make.
Not each of the choices you make will have profound effect on the whole of your life. But the ongoing and continuous act of making choices will.
Making choices you believe in, choosing intentionally and with moral deliberation, taking responsibility for your choices, these are some of the markers on the road of self-esteem. The way William James put it was, "The first act of freedom is to choose it."
And one area in which choices can be made is your own health and wellness. Take responsibility for your health and seek out complementary health care in addition to any other health care you may already be receiving. Reiki, Healing Touch and Therapeutic Touch are great holistic health therapies that contribute to wellness. Or learn Reiki to help empower yourself. It's time for you to be responsible for your choices.
Author's content used with permission, © Claire Communications
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