The more we express, the less we suffer
Few things are more important than owning our choices and defining happiness for ourselves.
And yet, we live in a world where people go to great lengths to fulfill urges and desires they don’t even question. Where obligations are needlessly accepted out of vanity. And where people get dragged along in dangerous currents, swept inexorably towards decisions that could potentially destroy them.
To me, this means our ability to choose is the ultimate creative expression.
And our willingness to applaud our own capacity for the wise choices we make, imperfect as they may be, this is the ultimate an act of self love.
Not to mention, stress relief.
Because tension always continues to build when we avoid making choices.
Hendrix, a brilliant psychologist in the field of personal growth, explains that that our anxiety is not caused by the events of life itself, but by avoiding the required responses to those events.
Every time a friend whines to me about their problems with procrastination and indecisiveness, this insight comes to mind. Because so many of our stress related issues could be avoided by making a choice.
Not a perfectly optimized, rigorously contemplated, seamlessly aligned choice. Just a choice. Something in which the heart learns that it will be listened to. That’s enough for now.
Whatever flaws come to the surface, we accept them as part of the process.
For now, the right path is the one we choose.
Ultimately, in this art project we call life, the more we choose, the more we express, and the more we express, the less we suffer.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
What is the decision you have been avoiding?
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