We are inundated with choices. We worry that people will judge us for our choices. We fear that we will make the wrong choice and be disappointed. When we make a choice, we experience loss – loss of that which we did not choose. Every day, we have to choose which cereal to buy, which street to take, which color to choose, what to have for lunch, and so much more. It’s anxiety-provoking.
Equally anxiety-provoking is that in our own personal lives, we often feel we don’t have a choice. We “have to” ourselves and “should” ourselves all day.
The truth is that we always do have a choice.
But we often don’t think so.
You are always in choice.
You might not like your options, but you are always in choice. You might not like the consequences, but you are always in choice.
Holding more than one truth is a profound change in the way most of us think. We have been conditioned to think: either/or, good/bad, yes/no, etc. Being sensitive to paradox will be helpful for you and will have a significant impact on your interactions with others.