22-284 Choice

Today’s Mandala

“Be miserable.
Or motivate yourself.
Whatever has to be done,
it’s always your choice.”

— Wayne Dyer

“I can control my destiny,
but not my fate.
Destiny means
there are opportunities
to turn right or left,
but fate is a one-way street.
I believe we all have the choice
as to whether we fulfil our destiny,
but our fate is sealed.”

— Paulo Coelho

“The self is not something ready-made,
but something in continuous formation
through choice of action.”

— John Dewey

Today’s MotD reminds us that we always have a choice; our options may be limited at times but we always have a choice. Even not choosing is a choice. We sometimes forget this especially when we’re in a situation that lends itself to victimhood (ie: they made me do it, I had no choice, etc)

Our challenge becomes 1) recognizing all of our options, 2) consciously choosing one (or not), and 3) (most importantly) taking full responsibility for that choice.

“Everything can be taken
from a [person] but one thing:
the last of the human freedoms
to choose one’s attitude
in any given set of circumstances
to choose one’s own way.”

— Victor Frankl


btw…started with this and a “shimmer” view:

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