Earlier this week, I had an opportunity to explore the importance of making personal decisions. Throughout most of my life, I would always make a decision based on my family’s preference or what’s acceptable in society. I used to make decisions to keep everyone happy, and I used to think “If they’re happy, then I’m happy,” but I was never happy. Soon, I began to realize that my efforts to please others controlled my decisions. However, the some of these individuals did not have a positive impact in my life and did not care about my well-being, but yet, they still had a grip on me.
“Stop letting people who do so little for you, control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.” – Abraham-Hicks
Through challenges, I have experienced the ability to acknowledge the behavior of wanting to please others and the need to let that behavior go. As a result, I can understand that the decision preferences of other individuals do not serve me, and it is okay to let go of decisions that do not align with my energy or well-being. I gave myself permission to let go of people who did not serve me or had the best intentions for me.
It can feel a bit difficult to make decisions based on personal preference because the decisions can be unpopular. However, it is important to make a decision that feels right in the heart space. I would love to share two common questions in connection with making a decision and provide helpful suggestions.
- How do I know a decision is the “right” decision?
While listening to Abraham-Hicks, I heard a person ask the same question and Abraham-Hicks responded with “there is no wrong decision because all decisions lead to the same path.” When I heard these words, I was so amazed because it allows me to feel content with my decision.
- How does my body feel about a decision?
As a follow-up to the last question, it is so important to make a decision that feels right. If a decision feels right, it allows you to feel at peace with the decision. Regardless of the reaction from other individuals, your decision would be true to your alignment, creates authenticity, and shows inner strength.
I hope this post will allow you to say goodbye to making decisions based on other individuals and begin to feel happy with your personal decisions. It is okay to make a decision that is not popular. If it feels right, then go for it. I look forward to reading your thoughts!
In Euphoric Love and Gratitude,