Monday, February 8, 2010

The Decision

FROM PESSY: Recently, I had the opportunity to put to use some of the tools I had learned at The Option Institute. I went on a trip this past weekend which involved various obligations. One of my obligations involved being in a crowd of people, a very large crowd. I knew that was a challenge for me. Being amongst so many people, people whom I don't know, people who have there own agenda, people who don't go out of their way to welcome a new face, is not necessarily one of my favorite things to do. My memories of past experiences in that type of situation are not so pleasant. I would probably prefer to be anywhere except in such a large crowd of people. Nevertheless, this was part of the responsibilities I had agreed to.

So, I chose to try something new. I decided that I was going to really enjoy myself amongst the crowd. I decided I would walk into the crowd of people as if the room we were sharing was my room, my home. I decided to behave like anything but a stranger.

The day arrived to put my decisions into action. I put a smile on my face, (from the inside out), confident with my decision to belong. I had already begun to feel a significant amount of comfort. The nerves were gone. I felt excited. I felt curious to see what would happen, what I would make happen. I entered the crowded room. I walked around quite comfortable with my surroundings. I had decided to enjoy myself, and that is exactly what I did!

What a powerful lesson I learned: I can behave and feel with intention instead of reacting to my surroundings. Powerful. Liberating.

I am in charge of me!

Wishing you joy and blessings,


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