I’ve been recently listening to the lectures from an MIT open course, Introduction to Psychology. I’m astounded at the complexity and organization within the brain.
We have an uncountable number of processes running deep in our minds, routines that are far beyond, or perhaps below, our consciousness.
And yet, even with all the influences we aren’t conscious of, we still have a choice. We have the wonderful privilege of being able to choose. In fact, that choice is really all we have. A single choice right now to love, or not to love.
The sun might warm your face today, or the icy winds could cut at your skin.
You may be in a season of bountiful harvest, with overflowing abundance and provision. You may be facing hunger and emptiness.
You might find pleasure in every step, or your close companions may be pain and loss.
Whatever your situation, you have a choice.