I’m not engaging in hyperbole when I say that even the tiniest, most seemingly insignificant choices we make in our lives change the fabric of the universe. If we were aware of this concept as we moved through each day we would be absolutely paralyzed, constantly questioning and analyzing our every decision. Fortunately, life doesn’t allow us to do this. Instead, most of our our days are filled reacting to our environment. Life doesn’t stop so you can have time to think about things – it just throws shit at you whether you are ready for it or not. Much of the trajectory of our lives is determined by how we react to this deluge.
But it is instructive to sometimes stop and think about how we are spending our precious time and energy, and what we hope to accomplish. These are the choices we have some control over. Now we are talking about acting rather than reacting. Acting implies thought and planning…
I recently heard the musician Greogory Scott talking on his podcast and he said something that really struck me. I’ll paraphrase:
”If you just show up with intent and pay attention, life will show you what to do next.”