Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. Today, I read in one of my daily readers some thing that I would like to share with you. The meaning in this reading spoke loudly to me. The meditation speaks of commitment. The reading speaks of being committed to happiness. The reading also encourages me to stay committed to empowering my life, one choice at a time.
“…Instead I choose happiness and then abandon my choice to be happy at the first sign of trouble. How deep can my commitment be if I allow even slight obstacles to rob me of my sense of well- being?
Commitment takes work; it is a discipline. When I make a decision, I must ask myself what I really want and if I am willing to work for it. Old habits are hard to break. If I have a long standing habit of responding to problems by feeling like a helpless victim, it may not be easy to stand by my decision to be happy. A change of attitude sometimes helps: Perhaps I can look at problems as opportunities to commit more deeply to my choices. In other words, every obstacle can prompt me to assert that I really mean it – I do want to be happy.
When I make a choice and then stick with it, I teach myself that my choices do have meaning and I am worthy of trust. I have an opportunity to make a commitment to one of my choices today.”
Courage to Change July 30, page 212
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