Sunday, October 12, 2014
In any and every given moment, we have a choice. We can choose love or fear, peace or frustration, joy or unhappiness, freedom or mental imprisonment.
Why would we ever choose fear over love? Because we have been brainwashed by every person we have met since the day we were born. We have been programmed by everyone in our lives and all of the groups that they belong to: gender groups, religious groups, academic groups, geographic groups, social groups, etc. Our programming has created a dense belief system that we have tied our identity to.
These groups exact a very high price for non-conforming beliefs and actions: criticism, anger and, ultimately, ostracism. Is it worth the sacrifice? That is up to us.
The belief structures are embedded deep inside our subconscious minds. It takes great courage to make choices that are different than the ones made by the many groups we belong to. Once we do, although certain people will begin to fall away from our lives, others, who are more similar to our vibration, will enter.
How do we choose love over fear. By making a conscious choice to acknowledge and surrender our thoughts in every moment. We surrender thought and choose presence.
Let's have the courage to choose peace.