Today we ask you to understand that you have a choice.

You do not have to live lives of struggle and unhappiness.  Truly, you do not.

You have a choice.

You do not have to do the things you do.  It is very unlikely that someone is holding a gun to your head, telling you that you must work at your particular job, or be married to that person, or raise those children.

You have a choice.  What you do, you do by choice.  You do these things for a reason.

You can walk away, if you choose.  It is always possible to walk away.  You do not have to do these things.  You do them by choice.

You also have a choice in terms of how you do things.

You can do things in an energy of tension, fear, and struggle.

Or you can do things in an energy of relaxation, play, love, and joy.

You really do have this choice.

It doesn’t matter what you do.  You have all met the grocery clerk who is joyful, and you have all met the grocery clerk who is pinched and miserable.  

It’s not the job.  It’s you, believing you have no choice, that you are a victim.

But you are not a victim.

Even if you have a gun to your head, you have a choice.  You always have a choice.  You are not a cog in a machine.  You are not a robot.  You really do have a choice.

So choose wisely.

Do not do things that make you miserable.

Do not do things that make other people miserable.  This does not mean, martyr yourself for other people.  If you are miserable, you are creating misery for the people you love — it is a fact.  You cannot martyr yourself for your loved ones without creating misery.

You have a choice.  If you do things, it is because you want to do them.

And if you are doing things in an energy of tension, fear, and struggle — perhaps it would be good to get clear about why you are doing these things.

If you are incapable of doing something in a spirit of play, love, and joy, then perhaps you should not be doing it at all.

Choose wisely.

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