Over the last two weeks I’ve been serving on jury duty, which has been an emotionally draining and an enlightening experience. It was a criminal case, murder and attempted murder to be specific. We found the defendant guilty of second degree in both counts. We did our job, and in my heart I know we did the right thing, given the evidence presented to us. Yet still, my heart was heavy contemplating the loss for everybody involved. All because of choices that were made. At the same time, I felt grateful for the opportunities I’ve had in my life and for the choices my parents and I’ve made which brought me to this point in life today. Again, it’s all about choices.
With a new, refreshed perspective this week, I find I’m asking myself *different* questions, probing a bit deeper in the hope of making better choices. Sometimes decisions may be hard at first, but in the end I’m convinced I’ll be in integrity with myself and come out ahead.
What choices have you made in the past that aren’t in integrity with who you are or where you’re going now? What different questions could you be asking? Are you willing to look them squarely in the eye and make new decisions that are in alignment with your current and future direction?
Hit the reset button and you’ll make room for possibilities that you can’t even imagine until your ready to make a different choice!