Swan and cygnets, Lake Taupo, New Zealand
Love or fear? These are our root emotions. The choice seems obvious. However, if the best choice is so clear, why do we, on any given day, mostly choose fear?
We choose fear because we are not aware that we are choosing. We are not aware that we have a choice. The choices are made, moment by moment, on subconscious levels. When we act unconsciously, we are mostly driven by negative emotions, such as fear, anger and frustration, which are derived from our stale belief systems, built up and reinforced over our lifetimes.
How do we begin to make conscious choices? We make conscious choices by bringing awareness (i.e., our attention without judgment) to our thoughts. Once we are aware of our thoughts, we can begin to make different choices.
Let's choose love.