Sunday, September 05, 2010

Daily Reminder # 98

Well, I think I'm going to steal tonight's reminder from a recent "I Believe God Wants You to Know" email - the ones that come from Neal Donald Walsh.  This is one that I kind of dislike because I know - at least I mostly know - that it's true - but I really hate admitting it.

Not that I haven't owned up to the reality that on some level my agoraphobia is a choice that I've made... It didn't feel like a choice early on. Didn't feel like a choice at all. That didn't stop me from raining down an almost non-stop hate-fest on myself for my own pain, for not being able to breathe, for a body that virtually paralyzed itself in fear when I set foot out my door. Now I blame myself for giving up the fight. The hate is less virulent. Resignation is less painful that full-blown panic and suffocation. But I still do battle with she who judges me for the choice I have made. The coward's choice. So anyway, I know there's truth in this message. But it really pisses me off.  On my good days, I figure there's a purpose to it.  (And she who judges snorts in disgust, but who's listening.)  

Guess that's more than enough preface.... here's what Neal Donald Walsh believes God wants us to know....

On this day of your life, dear friend, I believe God wants you to know...
...that no one does anything they do not want to do.

You always have a reason--and usually, a pretty good one--
for doing what you are doing and choosing what you are
choosing. Be careful not to convince yourself that you are
doing something against your will. Such a thing is impossible.

Therefore, be honest with yourself as to why you are choosing
to do a particular thing. Then, do it gladly, knowing that you 
are always getting to do what you want. The statement "I have
no choice" is a lie. You can choose. You simply do not prefer
the alternatives available to you, for whatever reason. So you
select the outcome that you most prefer.  Isn't that power?

Some things I'm grateful for today:

  • Cool air
  • movies
  • wordzzles
  • a break from Huffington Post madness
  • music
  • Angel and Tara Grace
  • paid bills
  • pizza

Have a Great Day
May You Be Pleased with All of Your Choice

1 comment:

izzy said...

Yes choices ! and may we choose well
from the here and now-
Thank you for the reminder, have a lovely day.