Thought is cause.
What the hell am I talking about? Fair question. Sometimes I speak in riddles.
Here’s the scoop. Everything in the human world began in one place. Sometimes this is obvious. Sometimes not. I’m talking about our minds.
Every single thing that every single human has ever done in this world starts here. Oftentimes it’s unconscious. Like when you salivate all over the place when the server is approaching the table at your favorite restaurant. Or when you freak out when someone brings up a certain topic that pushes your buttons.
That’s all a thing. And a big thing. But that’s not what I’m talking about.
I’m talking about the actual conscious choices we make before we take action. Am I gonna eat the leftover pizza or the spin up a salad? Will I stare at the idiot box (or screen) all night or will I actually put the pen to the paper or the strum to the strings or the heart to the action?
That’s where the magic is. Because once you truly decide to take action, and actually take it, the effect appears. The result appears. It simply has to happen. One way or another, the world changes. And if that change is positive, the world gets a little better. Your world, and the world of anyone you touch.
So let’s step back into your brain again. If your decisions are unconscious— if you default to what’s easy, comfortable, known— you’re gonna get what you’ve always gotten. If you dig that outcome, fantastic! I applaud you in every way for creating the life you desire.
If not, it’s time to step back into your decision making process and become more conscious. Then take action on the decision.
At the conscious level, everyone makes decisions differently. That’s cool. If you’re super analytical, maybe you measure up the pro’s and con’s, weigh out the possibilities, and draw a clear line in the logical sand.
Maybe you’re more intuitive and you drop into the meditation zone to find your truth. Right on!
Or maybe your world is ruled by tarot cards, horoscopes and the I Ching. I personally tap into that stuff sometimes, but I wouldn’t recommend it as a guiding light and driving force for your tough calls.
However you make decisions, the point is that you gotta be conscious about it. If you aren’t, you’re on auto pilot. And you’re gonna get whatever the pilot has given you before.
Become conscious. Be courageous. Make decisions that matter. Your life will veer in the direction of your dreams.
How do you make decisions?
When do you find yourself making unconscious decisions and how do you remedy that?