Healing is a choice

Healing is a choice

“Healing is a choice. It’s not an easy one, because it takes work to turn around your habits, but keep making the choice and shifts will happen.” ~Yehuda Berg

One of the challenges of healing is making that choice to do the work over and over and over again. It can feel endless sometimes, but those shifts toward healing are happening even when you can’t see or feel them on the surface. Keep choosing it anyway!

 

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We always have a choice

We always have a choice

“At every moment, we always have a choice, even if it feels as if we don’t. Sometimes that choice may simply be to think a more positive thought.” ~Tina Turner

No matter how challenging any moment may be, we always retain a choice. Don’t surrender your ability to choose something better by ignoring the ways (no matter how small) that you still have choices!

 

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To choose joy

To choose joy

“Choosing to have joy is not naively thinking everything will be easy. It is courageously believing that there is still hope, even when things get hard.” ~Morgan Harper Nichols

Our culture often tells us that cynicism is the way to show how sophisticated and mature we are, but as I’ve watched spiritual greats like the late Desmond Tutu and Thich Nhat Hanh beam with childlike joy, I’ve come to believe that choosing joy is an act of courage and wisdom that far exceeds the easy cynicism our culture so values. How often do you choose joy even in the face of life’s hard times?

 

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What you scatter

What you scatter

“It is not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.” ~Helen Walton

On days when I’m hurting, anxious, exhausted, or stressed, it’s hard for me to bring my best self to my interactions. In those moments, remembering that what I put out in the world is the most important measure of my life motivates me to do my best even in the most trying moments.

What helps you bring your best self to the world around you on difficult days?

 

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Who we become

Who we become

“Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.” ~Barbara Geraci

While it can be helpful to be aware of how our past may have influenced us, we do ourselves a disservice when we allow those circumstances to limit us. We alone are responsible for the people we become, and it is up to us to choose who that will be. Change is always possible.

 

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