My friend author and earth-based healer Staci Boden says, “Choice can indicate a sense of possibility and even abundance in the present moment. Choice represents expansiveness. Some choices are light like fairy dust while others hold the weight of the world. That’s because making a choice is a demonstration of commitment. We experience choice in action. We visit with a potential new friend. We eat a turkey sandwich for lunch. We begin a different job. Choice is a practice. We hope to make wiser choices over time, but there’s no guarantee. Choice is a leap of faith into the unknown. Choices can help us fly high and also crash hard. Through beauty and challenge, choice is an arrow of intention that ultimately transforms.”
And then she adds, “It’s one thing to learn how to choose with your eyes open wide. It’s another to learn how to rest into your choices so that whether you fly or crash is beside the point. By letting go of defining yourself through an either/or reality, you develop something as precious as a great outcome: trust. Learning to trust yourself, even trust your mistakes, helps grow your power.”
Your Writing Prompt:
Today, write about a time you had to make a challenging choice. Was it an “either-or” situation? What did you choose? In retrospect, do you perceive any alternatives outside of the “either-or” situation?
Set your timer for ten minutes and go! No judging, no stopping. Keep your pen moving (or your fingers typing) no matter where this prompt takes you in your freewriting today.
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
~ J.K. ROWLING, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets