Saturday, 10 March 2012

'Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.'

I've been really taken with this quote from Victor Emil Frankl recently.
It just seems to sum up how to take control of our lives.
In one sense the way you do that is by letting go.
By taking an in breath every time you are about to do something and then asking yourself 'do I really want to do this?' and if you do not, then don't do it.
This goes to the heart of what it means to be guided.
If you accept the fact that, as Einstein said, that the universe is a friendly place, and therefore we should spend all our energy trying to work out how to co-operate with it. Then surely a huge part of that co-operation is to listen for instructions.
For promptings towards the right course of action, rather than simply bashing on to whatever our brains tell us is the next thing to do.
For most of our lives we are on automatic. We lurch from one thing to the next. This really does give us the chance of stopping, listening, and creating some real change in our lives