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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Choosing Not To Choose

Whenever something new comes into consciousness in our being; whenever we grasp a new way of looking at things, we are presented with new choices. On a mundane level, when planes were invented for passenger travel, we had that choice; when automatic drive cars were invented, we had that choice, as opposed to only gear shift. When home computers came into being in the mid-70's, we had that choice.

On a slightly more internal level, when we realize that it might be of greater use to us to think before we speak, we have the choice of implementing such a new mode of behavior into our repertoire. Or when we understand that an angry person is often masking insecurity and fear, we have the choice of reacting according to that understanding, as opposed to reacting the way we typically might, i.e., in anger. Or when we learn about healthy boundaries and recognize that we don't particularly have them in our own relationships but that we could, if we only chose to begin to set them up, we have the choice to do so. Or when we hear that people who practice mindfulness tend to have more joyful lives, we have the choice of learning how to do this ourselves, in order to have access to such an inner state in our own lives.

The point is that once we know something new as opposed to what we knew before we learned that new thing, we have more choices. If, however, we choose not to implement those new choices into our lives by simply ignoring the new information, we are also making a choice. In my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self , I wrote: Choosing not to choose is also a choice. Be observant and conscious of the choices you make.

For more information about  making choices, about love and learning how to love the self, about the meaning of your life, about being aware, about doubt and moving forward and the way your thoughts and feelings about those subjects influence you and what to do about it, about inner well-being, inner growth and joy, have a look at my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self, available at Amazon as paperback or e-book for Kindle.

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Ask anyone, whatever their circumstances, if their life is vibrant, fulfilling, harmonious and happy. An honest reply is likely to be 'no', because to answer a truthful 'yes' is no mean feat. Only to grow psychologically and emotionally is not enough. And only to grow spiritually is not enough either. All three dimensions need to be developed in order to realize your full potential. If you are willing to assume total responsibility for the self and to start what is an on-going journey, you will quickly begin to glimpse the first fruits of the ultimate goal: inner well-being, freedom, peace, harmony and joy. This book sets out the pathway to self-mastery and self-discovery and walking that pathway will be the most exciting adventure of your life.

Rewiring the Soul' provides a user-friendly roadmap for personal transformation. Using conversational style, it guides the reader to an understanding of life's problems and how they can be resolved, deliberately including the reader's connection to his own soul and spiritual growth. Based on common sense and the author's work as an integral psychotherapist as well as lessons gleaned from teaching and personal experiences, all interwoven with current findings from neuroscience, positive psychology, quantum physics and Buddhism, 'Rewiring the Soul' signposts the path to resolving everyday life and its problems while converging with the inner quest for connection with the soul. This process allows life to take on a revolutionary new meaning: resolving personal and interpersonal issues while keeping the inner connection to the soul in mind leads to unprecedented growth that is simply not possible if psycho-emotional matters and spiritual concerns are not combined.

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