“Every choice before you represents the Universe inviting you to remember who you are and what you want.” – Alan Cohen

This is a brilliant piece of advice for how to make choices.  If you take a moment to think about who you are and what you want and make choices based on those two factors, you’re likely to make better choices. And move yourself forward in the direction you wish to go.  Expressing who you wish to be.

It is in the making of choices that we define who we are and get what we want. It may only define you in the moment, but as you learn and grow, you come to have more consistent definitions and choices.  Think about it.  Every choice you make reflects who you are in that moment. What you’re feeling and what you think your needs are.

Remembering is the key. Seems to me, we all get way too caught up in the day-to-day buzzing of life.  It would surely behoove us to take the Universe’s invitation to take a moment to remember who we are and what we want before jumping into things.

I’ve been wrestling a lot lately (along with the Coach by the Lake) over this notion of being very specific about what you want, but then letting go, detaching and allowing it to shape as it pleases. But I think it’s not only okay but advisable to remember (and think of often) the essence of what you want. And to remember that feeling as often as you can.

I like the idea, too of seeing every choice as an invitation, rather than a duty.

Remembering who you are can take you out of a fear-based decision. It can bring to mind the essence of what you want and where you wish to go, informing your decisions.