What arises within you when I say happiness is a choice?
It took me a long time to really connect with this truth. To know it in my soul.
It took constant redirection of my thoughts and pushing myself into the behaviors I knew would provide the rewards worth working for.
It feels like two sides of my brain competing for power. Do you ever feel that way?
This struggle for control shows up a lot when creating new, healthy habits. For example, one side says let’s make a change. The other side says let’s stay the same. Or, when deciding where to direct our thoughts; for instance, to focus on a piece of feedback as criticism, rather than as a gift for growth.
I have personally undergone a tremendous amount of interpersonal, emotional healing work. Participated in alternative and complementary therapies to build self awareness. Studied the mechanisms of the mind-body function that we undergo as humans. And it is only now, working both with a coach and as a coach, that I finally see the choice is clearly mine.
I choose to be happy. Healthy. Whole.
What would it take for you to make this choice?