Every moment of every day I make a choice; Should I wear the red sweater or the green, should I make the phone call now or later…
In order to make a conscious choice, I need mindful awareness of cause and effect.
When I am not aware of a cause and especially if it is a painful one, I tend to suppress it through addiction in order not to feel.
So as this year ends, and I am about to make my New Year’s resolution to give up that bad habit, that addiction or that which does not serve me any longer, I am having the following thoughts:
We try to eradicate negative effects of a cause through the radical abolition of the effect, of the effect of a cause.
This holds the danger of the effect just being transferred to another cause effect.
Intent and free will can bring resolve, but unless I become clear on the cause and effect it is likely that I relapse even with the strongest resolve.
So I ask myself: what is the underlying cause for my holding on to that which I want to let go – and I make a choice in the knowing that I can choose again and again – until the will is free…
I am making a choice – card 7 – Root Chakra