Quote of the Week 9: Who or what controls your life?

The power of Freewill is a massive endowment that we all enjoy. We have the power of free choice. Because of that we can change our lives for the better. Take control even when life often throws us a curved ball. Our freewill may often be challenged, but we have the power to decide what is best for us, our conscience and our own values. How do you react to what life throws at you?



It seems obvious that Stephen Covey is right. It’s what we all experience, isn’t it?

We all have the power to choose, right?

Everything we choose to be, to do, to have is our own free choice, yeah?

It really is as simple as that, isn’t it?

“Hold on a minute,” you say.

“It’s not quite as black and white as that, is it? There are many times when I feel I have no choice. I feel trapped. I don’t like it at all.”

It’s true. We often face difficult choices. Even agonising choices. But we’re still fully aware that we have a choice to make.

That choice is our responsibility, and within our own power.

It’s true, we’re at the mercy of our nature and nurture. We don’t choose the nature we are born with. We don’t dictate our upbringing.

Society and everything in it presses down upon us, relentlessly, all through life.

Life often challenges us.

However, we always have a choice. In the end we choose what to do.

Although we often face many conflicting choices in life, we are fully aware that the buck stops with us. In the end we say, “this is what I’m going to do.”

Sometimes we allow others to control us, tell us what to do. But, never forget, it’s still your choice. We can choose to do what they command. However, we could rebel, and say “no.” We never lose that freedom, that choice.

What do you think? How free do you feel?

In all honesty you know, when all’s said and done, that what you do is your choice.

Like the show “Who wants to be a millionaire?” life asks us: “what will you do? Final Answer!”

What’s your own experience?

To what extent do you choose your own path, or allow others to rule your life?

There’s something awesome about the challenge “be yourself. Be your own person.”

Of course, it goes without saying that you honor, love and respect other people, especially your loved-ones. However, you’re never their slave. In the end, you must live your life according to your own values, your convictions, your highest and best self.

Surely something worth thinking about? A lot!

Yes! I fully agree with Stephen Covey.

I am not a robot, or someone’s puppet. No one’s pulling my strings.

I’m free. I accept my four endowments. I’m the one responsible for everything I do.

And that makes me every happy.

Gerry McCann

@themerry_monk

P.S. I’d love to hear what you think about your own freedom. Why not leave a quick comment below? Thank you!

 


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