“It is the ability to choose which makes us human.” Madeleine L’Engle

By: Gabriela Yareliz

I was reading Essentialism this morning, and in the book, there was a powerful reminder to remember our power to choose.

“The ability to choose cannot be taken away or ever given away– it can only be forgotten.” pg. 36

It was a reminder to embrace the choices we have and to have the courage to step out of learned helplessness and embrace the free will we have. Rather than feeling “I have to”– to get to the point of saying “I choose to”.

Where in our lives do we need to exert our power to choose? Where can we choose to show up for ourselves? Have we given our power to someone else? If we aren’t choosing– someone is choosing for us.

Hoping that this morning (and in this new year) we will decide to fully embrace that which makes us human.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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