Decide: #5 Decide to Love

It’s easy to think, to plan, to contemplate and just…do nothing. Often there exists a gap between the thinking and planning, to the actual action of doing and creating. The gap is where we make choices, we decide. And often, we spend ages in that space just cruising along.

So, decide.

Decide: #5 Decide to Love
Probably the single most important decision in anybody’s life.
Probably the only thing that dissolves fear, anger & jealousy.
Life may not be always easy, but it is that simple.

Love always prevails.

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Decide: #4 Decide to Live

It’s easy to think, to plan, to contemplate and just…do nothing. Often there exists a gap between the thinking and planning, to the actual action of doing and creating. The gap is where we make choices, we decide. And often, we spend ages in that space just cruising along.

So, decide.

Decide: #4 Decide to Live
This seemed like common sense, or is it?
I found it effective to make this intention every morning or at least check in to “how am I living today?”. It’s easy to forget to be present, be awake yet go through life through motion only. All it takes is a split second, to make the decision to live, really live. We can truly be present and experience life. The best part I love about it, is the tell-tale sign of the sparkle in the eye once we decide.

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Decide: #3 Decide to Learn

It’s easy to think, to plan, to contemplate and just…do nothing. Often there exists a gap between the thinking and planning, to the actual action of doing and creating. The gap is where we make choices, we decide. And often, we spend ages in that space just cruising along.

So, decide.

This post came late, at a weekend that I was completely floored by a flu, cough, sinus headache and nausea. It’s interesting how a common cold can morph into something that brought me to a standstill. So I looked at what my body could possibly be telling me.

Decide: #3 Decide to Rest
Resting means giving myself time to evaluate or ‘switch off’, in this case. To stop constantly chewing on issues in my head. It required asking for support when I couldn’t do it all alone. More importantly, it required me to trust my own body to heal in its own time.
Being a go-getter doesn’t mean having to be on the go all the time. It means, also proactively, taking rest breaks to take stock of everything.
Whatever time you get to read this post, is likely an overdue reminder for you. It is no coincidence. So, decide.

Decide: #2 Decide to Choose

It’s easy to think, to plan, to contemplate and just…do nothing. Often there exists a gap between the thinking and planning, to the actual action of doing and creating. The gap is where we make choices, we decide. And often, we spend ages in that space just cruising along.

So, decide.

Decide: #2 Decide to Choose
The power of choice is what I like to think of as a small idea but a huge lever.
Its power lies in the inherent ability to shift the controls back to within, rather than being controlled by circumstances with-out. With the power of choice, I’m no longer forced to or obliged to. I hold the reins of what which direction I want to go, to change, to reverse or to forge.
With choice, there are possibilities.
With possibilities…. Well, you know that one.

New Series: Decide

I had a series called Making Mornings a while back, and was contemplating doing a second part. The purpose was to pull out short notes that can be replicated on a whiteboard, refrigerator door, desk, computer screen, iPad screen etc. Notes that can serve as daily reminders when the week gets needs a breather, needs a reboot or maybe just as a reminder once in a while.

Instead of doing a part two, I decided to continue to a separate series, aptly called Decide. It’s easy to think, to plan, to contemplate and just…do nothing. Often there exists a gap between the thinking and planning, to the Nike-esque slogan of “Just do it”. The gap is where we make choices, we decide. And often, we spend ages in that space just cruising along.

So, decide.

Decide #1: Decide to be real
We have images for every occasion, it’s easy to take them on and off if we have been practising our whole lives. The alternative is to be real, who we essentially are.
But what is that? Some of us don’t even know anymore.
Simply peel the layers. Take your time. Once you decide to be real, the unnecessary images will fall slowly away.