Every moment of your life is filled with a swirl of choices. For any one thing that you do, think, or say, there is an infinite array of other possibilities that you could just as well have chosen. You build your life one choice at a time. The "you" that you know is really a mosaic composed of the results of these countless individual choices in life up to this moment.
As a human being, you can allow these life choices to play themselves out in one of two ways. You can permit others to make the choices for you, by means of their environmental influences or even direct orders. This is the passive path through life. Though easy to fall into, such a life of foggy and unexamined auto-pilot beliefs and actions is a tragic waste of potential.
Once you identify with that first inkling of the grander possibilities that lie innate within you, you cannot help but be pulled onto the path of consciousness. To follow the path of awakening to the fullest significance of purposeful living, it is important to recognize the truth that:
By An-Shu Stephen K. Hayes