You Choose Your Own Adventure Every Day

Even on the days it feels like a slog you make choices and decisions.

Murray "MJ" Blehart
5 min readJun 12, 2024

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Two people hiking a mountain path. Choose your own adventure
Photo by Galen Crout on Unsplash

Consciously or subconsciously, you’re always making choices and decisions. When you allow your subconscious mind to do most of the work via rote and routine, it will feel like you’re not choosing and deciding anything.

That, however, is because of the passive nature of the subconscious mind. Everything in your subconscious is passive unless engaged consciously.

Your conscious mind has two facets to it. One looks outside and absorbs data via your six senses. The other looks inside and can access your thoughts, feelings, intentions, and all of your beliefs, values, habits, and subconscious memories.

Conscious awareness is active participation in your life experiences. Rather than living subconsciously, you make choices and decisions consciously.

This applies to big, medium, small, and seemingly insignificant choices and decisions. The big stuff includes major life-changing things like marriage and divorce, moving, college education, bariatric surgery, and the like. Medium stuff includes big purchases, vacations, buying and selling stocks, and so on. The small stuff is choosing what to wear today, where to go to dinner, the route you take from point “a” to point…

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Murray "MJ" Blehart

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