Power of Making ChoicesOften times, when I ask business owners why they keep doing what they have been doing if they are so miserable doing it, the reply I hear is that “I have no choice”; most feel they have to get up early, go to bed late, work long hours, take on more and more businesses; sometimes, they don’t even know why they feel the way they feel, being trapped in a situation seeming hopeless for a way out. That was how I felt in the days when I was fighting, struggling, proving myself worthy and capable, that I had no choice but being miserable in a situation that seems to be perpetuating. Occasionally, I do hear one or maybe two telling me doing what they do is their choice, and they are grateful to be alive, doing what they do, as a way of sustaining, to experience what they are here to experience. For the longest of time, I vented my troubles with them, with strong emotions and commotions attached, hoping for them to see how impossible my situation was, secretly wishing either they would give me an answer to my troubles or quit talking about how beautiful their life was.
On my journey healing my fatigued body with 9 yards of American epidemic, I have also come to appreciate the power of making choices, out of seemingly impossible surface realities. One example is the ever increasing Illinois property taxes, 10 times of national average, and declining market value. True, I can’t influence the decision makers to decrease property taxes, or slow down their mindless spending, or wishing away the deep financial hole they are desperately trying to fill with property tax money, by moving forward tax collection dates, to release the pressure of the huge financial deficit, in paying promised pensions. But I can choose to not allow it to deplete me, keep me sleepless tossing and turning late into deep night, and get all worked up ignoring my self-love self-care routine. My current state of financial situation is a consequence of the earlier decisions I agreed into, buying into properties to have something to lean on, for rainy days and old days, for the fear of not having enough, not being cared for in old days. Funny thing is, these “rainy day and old age guarantee “ has become the challenges that have been challenging me to my core, driving me to look deeper into myself, to release the blockages that have been holding me back from full expression, to let go whatever that is no longer serving me, and be okay with what is, however way it is. I have been making decisions all along, in very trying moments of my life, to consciously stay in my power, interact with life instead of reacting, complaining and depressing the hell out of myself. More and more, I have realized the power of decision making, aided by an ever expanding and growing awareness.
The other thing I have learned is that if I don’t like where I am today, I need to make different choices and take different actions than the ones that have landed me where I am today. I have been making different choices in my life ever since, by investing in myself in a time that is definitely financially challenging to do so, becoming the author I have been dreaming to become, now continuing investing in my passion and dream of healing while I live as the model i want to see more of in a world driven by having more stuff to stimulate.
By making a decision, you take on a position, of what you stand for, which puts you in the front, and you become the driver and owner of your life. Gradually, you come to feel and experience the power of being the destiny maker of your life. Slowly, you are being transported out of the victim mentality, that life happens against me, to me, and that everyone else is responsible for the mistakes in my life except me. When this happens, you start to take charge, really taking responsibilities for your life, realizing that what you are experiencing today is the outcome of the decisions you made yesterday, and today’s decisions are shaping your tomorrow. Now you become mindful of every decision you make. You might start to make decisions that will put you in the life you envision yourself living, say 1 year from now, 5 years from now, 10 years from now, 20 years from now, maybe the balance of your life. When I hear someone who has been in the energy healing field for over 10, 20, 30 years after a wake- up call, I usually smile, seeing myself there, impacting a world bombarded with stress-induced epidemic through my rippling effect.
What have you been deciding every moment? What thoughts are behind these decisions? What beliefs are feeding these thoughts? What motives are driving these decisions? What feelings are fueling them? What past decisions have landed you where you are today? Do you like the outcome? If you don’t like where you are today, what decisions can you make to change it? How have you been treating yourself knowing that your life today is a reflection of the totality of your decisions and actions yesterday? What is one thing you can do right this moment to move your life towards the direction you want to see it going?
You might say, life is hopeless, and you feel completely stuck. True, life will give you tons of proofs to prove your point of you being stuck with no way out. This is the time you need to look outside your thinking mind so you can shift the way you look at things. One way to look at it is that you are alive and breathing, that alone is a miracle! Think about it, you don’t need to do anything for your lungs and your respiratory system to take in the breath that is life giving and sustaining, and it is absolutely free. Literally speaking, you can breathe into a new reality, by simply taking a few deep breaths and getting yourself centered. Allow yourself a moment of quietude and just be with your breathing.
Regardless what solutions or what you decide to do, reclaiming your vibrant young mind young body should always be the first priority in your daily integrative living, from every bite of food you put in your mouth, every moment you make, every sleep you honor your body, every thought you think, every emotion you assimilate, to every quiet moment you take in honoring you the being you are. My book “YOUNG MIND YOUNG BODY – Transformational Approach to Rejuvenating Youth and Vitality” has detailed a common-sense approach that you can integrate into your daily mundane living right away. Maybe in the process of building your best body and health, you might have discovered your life’s meaning and purpose as well. You might find that many of the decisions you made in the past that has brought you where you are now are no longer in sync with the person you want to become. Just maybe, you might appreciate what you have gone through so far for the growth occurred and lessons learnt, and are ready to make the most delicious lemonade out of the sour lemons in life. Right now, kindle version of the book is offered at $3.49 so anyone who wants to get their health and their life back can have the book. Here is the link for the book on Amazon.
If you know of someone who could use a total health and life make-over, this will be a perfect opportunity. What better gift to gift someone than a potential life transformation? If nothing else, it can be the gift of a fresh perspective that our health should be in our own hands, down to every life’s detail. It is in this loving execution of details that we prevent dis-ease from progressing into disease, adding life to our years and years to our life. And all it takes is $3.49 and a heart of love, for self and the loved ones in our life.
My own experience of living my miracles through challenging mundane has taught me that having my most vibrant health and best organic energy enables me to stay in the happy uplifting t zone, powered by awareness that my happiness is a decision. It makes it possible for me to stay focused on doing the things that puts momentum in my life, towards the life I yearn of living. When you feel strong life energy pulsate through your veins and blood, you naturally want to express, to create and to live, with passion and drive. It is a life where depression has no place. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
What is your choice now?
May you live healthy, may you live young!
Peace and love,
Sue Ziang, H.C.
Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
Breakthrough Health Coach
Author of YOUNG MIND YOUNG BODY
Certified Primordial Qigong Instructor