Do You Have a Choice?

Murray "MJ" Blehart
4 min readMar 25, 2019

You always have a choice. Even when you decide not to choose, that’s still a choice.

No matter what situation or experience you are having, good or bad, you have a choice. Why? Because you can decide how to think, feel, and act upon whatever happens to you.

Every single day we face choices. Get out of bed, or hit snooze? Watch TV or read? Workout or eat ice cream? Life is a constant set of choices, great and small.

This, however, is a potential source for extreme positivity. This is because you can choose things that make you feel good, or will set up feel-good situations and experiences.

We each get to decide, when things happen in our lives, how those things will impact us. Will we be victims, choosing to see ourselves as helpless and always struggling; or adaptors, choosing to see ourselves as strong and determined? We can choose to wallow in self-pity, or revel in empowerment.

Yes, I know that this can be difficult, and may seem like a lie. Everyone goes through difficult times and terrible things beyond our desires or control. Yet recognizing this, we can also see that we are able to choose how to respond. Do we allow ourselves to linger in negativity, or work on releasing it and seeking instead positivity?

This is why choice is such an important power. There is ALWAYS a choice, even when it looks as if there is not. Some choices are big, some are small, and we can even choose not to choose at all. Yeah, that rhymed, but that makes it no less true. We have choices, but we have to understand what they REALLY are.

What choice do you have?

When we are striving to be more mindful, we can see that our only real control in this life is in regards to what we think, how and what we feel, and what actions we take. Because these are the only things in life over which we have real control, when we choose how to think, feel, and act, we well-and-truly empower ourselves. This, in turn, makes our choices more substantial.

Thought, feeling and action may not seem like much — but in truth, they are EVERYTHING…

Murray "MJ" Blehart

I explore mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to help & inspire. And I also write sci-fi/fantasy.