posted on Monday, October 28, 2019
The Choice of the Voice
Is it just me, or do others have those 2 inner voices when there is a choice to be made? One inner voice telling us to do it while the other voice is telling us not to do it. The choice of the voice determines if we will do what’s right.
Sigmund Freud even recognized the voices. He used the id, the ego and the super-ego to explain this phenomenon of human personality.
As an example of the choice of the voice, let’s take something as simple as a personal workout. Just getting started causes the voices to kick-in. One says, “You don’t feel like it, take a break.” The other voice says, “Do it, you’ll feel better when you are done.” Now the choice is ours. If we choose to begin our workout the voices are immediately there again. One voice encouraging us to stop or take it easy while the other voice is telling us to press on. The choice of the voice is constant within us.
Maybe our greatest power is the power to choose. Can we even calculate how many times a day we must make choices? For some, it starts with just getting out of bed. Why is that such a tough choice? Ed Thomas always told young people to, “Do what’s right.” That’s our choice ability. Doing what’s right often seems like the hardest and least fun choice. Many of us believe that if we take a moment to stop and think, we always know the right choice to make. Are we tough enough to choose to do what’s right?
The following quote by J. K. Rowling seems to sum up our power to choose –
IT IS OUR CHOICES THAT SHOW WHAT WE TRULY ARE, FAR MORE THAN OUR ABILITIES.
Who, then, are those who fear the Lord?
He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.
As we go through life we can choose to have true toughness by DOING WHAT’S RIGHT most of the time. Even choosing to do what’s right when nobody’s watching.