Each action a cell,
every choice a component —
your thoughts become you.
We all do and say things that we regret later, and sometimes we get the feeling that such behavior cycles are the theme of our lives – at least, I hope it’s a general trait, or I’m going to be all alone in this; but every day we find ourselves bombarded with choices to which we must respond. A lot of them get a form letter, a standard response based on an admixture of gut reaction and similar successful interactions from the past.
This is all good and well for the primitive human, the survivalist-mode organism, but what about modern man? Are we doing it wrong more often than not? When we apply mindfulness to our interactions, is it possible we can come out with a richer experience, thus guiding ourselves to become someone better? Someone different? Can we become more likeable, more friendly, and more successful?
It’s a tough principle to apply, because it must be done intentionally on all levels, from the thought to the decision to the action – and it must be done consistently to become a way of life. I do believe personal change can be effected in this way, but the problem is this: sometimes it seems that we don’t have the luxury to think everything out.
So what then? I suppose we keep fighting the good fight and hope to find a solution to the stressing situations that combat our goal of mindfulness. It’s all we can do, am I right?
Now go live your adventure, and let it find you making mindful decisions today.