Capitalizing on opportunities
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: For the first time in my life, I have too many options from which to choose. What can I do in my home to support myself in making the right choice?
Sometimes, we have no options and wish that “something” would show up, and at other times, too many options are available, just as you are experiencing now.
What you can do in your home
To support yourself in your environment, try grouping similar but scattered things. Put knickknacks into a basket, books back on a bookshelf, shoes in one place, etc. This will help you to see “one” versus “many,” and will visually and energetically support your intent as you are making your decisions.
The good news
The good news for you, from my point of view at least, is that absolutely no wrong choices exist. When I am in a session with someone who says that he or she would have been better off marrying another person, taking another job, or not starting his or her own business, I stress the experiences he or she has had because of the path chosen: new acquaintances, the opportunities that came from knowing those people and so forth. Through conscious awareness, we can open up to a new understanding and appreciation of our current reality.
Let go of the pressure
You may be putting too much pressure on yourself to make the right choice. Try not to approach your decision as if there were only one right answer. Once you can see benefits in all of your top choices, acknowledge that many great options are before you.
Try a different approach
First thing tomorrow morning, before getting out of bed and engaging your mind to try to “figure your life out,” put both hands on your stomach and make it a point to engage your heart. Then take a deep breath and say each option aloud. Notice how you feel as you bring up each of your options. It’s likely that one of those feelings will be better than the others. Do this exercise a few times.
Your mind will try to kick in and confuse you, but if you continue to breathe deeply and keep your intention set on hearing the quieter voice of your heart, eventually you will be able to feel the difference.
There is no wrong
Just remember, that no “wrong” choices exist. The choice you make is the right choice for you. If you make a choice based on one set of values, such as more pay, more status or more stability, and later realize that it is unfulfilling, you always can make a change. Meanwhile, you will have had great experiences and opportunities.
Do you have a question for Alice? If so, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alice Inoue is the founder and Chief Happiness Officer at Happiness U, a friendly educational establishment, where you’ll find inspiring classes geared toward personal growth and self-development. Visit YourHappinessU.com.