Every moment is a choice. Every choice is a responsibility.
Let´s compute just for the fun of it, to get an idea how many choices we have made to arrive at this point in time, this very moment in our life right now. In my case this is Monday, 9 January, 2017 at 7.33pm.
As it is impossible for my brain to even start thinking about the time span of a moment, I will settle for seconds so let´s assume we make one choice every second. I am 50 years and 41 days old today.
- Fifty years equal 18,250 days, plus 41 add up to 18,291 days.
- 18,291 days total 438,984 hours, plus another 19 hours today, total up to 439,003 hours.
- 439,003 hours are composed of 26,340,180 minutes, plus 33 minutes today comes to 26,340,213 minutes.
- 26,340,213 minutes equals 1,580413e9 seconds.
Um well, as I am not a math wizard, I don´t even understand the number and I am seriously wondering what the ‘e’ is doing there. Nevertheless, I understand we are talking around about 1.5 billion choices that have led me to this point in my life; and I am inescapably the product of these choices, like it or not.
Applying the axiom, ‘Every moment is a choice. Every choice is a responsibility’ combined with my personal math version of the rule of three, I come to the conclusion that:
Moments = Choices
Choices = Responsibility
Responsibility = Moments
1,580413e9 moments of responsibility. That´s a lot!
We can literally say we are accountants of our own life, i.e. we are accountable for every single moment of it.
When I think about it this is a bit overwhelming, my mind gets foggy in the attempt to grasp the magnitude of so much responsibility and would honestly like to escape the next moment of responsibility – but too late, tick, tick, tick… one moment of responsibility after the other ticking away and not a single gap to come up with anything to release me from it.
But wait a moment; if my life is the sum total of all these moments and I am the one who has made all the choices, and every choice comes with a certain quality, either wise or unwise, shaping my life, wouldn´t that mean I am a truly powerful being who can create my life the way I like it to be?
If so, responsibility would equal power. Hey, that´s not so bad after all… or is it?
Maybe the challenge is not so much in being responsible but in wielding one´s power wisely knowing that with every breath, thought, word and action we are affecting ourselves and consequently everyone and everything around us. In that sense, we are literally the creators of our own world.
Interestingly enough though, so often we feel the recipient of life or a victim to it rather than its master. And we may ask how many people actually do live lives that are deeply fulfilling, healthy, vital, abundant, harmonious, loving, purposeful and joyful etc., assuming that this is what most, if not all, people actually would like life essentially to be.
To me this seems to be a rare thing and looking at humanity worldwide we can say without doubt, something is going terribly wrong.
Okay, when we do our maths here correctly, it simply means that the predominant number of choices we make are not so wise in relation to our overall wellbeing and people in general. Considering our power and responsibility we may ask: what are we going to do about it?
Our awareness may not be capable of clocking every single moment, every single choice, but that is not necessary. There are basically only two options for us to choose from – love or anything that is not love. Therefore, will we reassess the quality of our choices and deepen the level of love and care for us and others on a moment-to-moment basis to the best of our ability? Or will we simply continue in the momentum of the billion loveless and irresponsible choices we have made up to this point?
The choice is ours and so is the power and responsibility.
Finally something is adding up – there is a simple formula to living life.
* Brain dictation in use. Please excuse arithmetical errors, typos and digits that this program is under the impression I have calculated.
By Alex Braun, Health Practitioner, Cologne, Germany
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679 thoughts on “Adding Up”
We are no victims of life, are we ready to claim being a master, ‘Interestingly enough though, so often we feel the recipient of life or a victim to it rather than its master.’
Alex, there is much to ponder over this sharing. It just goes to show we waste so much energy, it kind of feels like that hamster who runs around in a wheel and goes no where, but exactly where they first started!
There is a depth to this sentence, ‘every moment is a choice. Every choice is a responsibility’. This is a huge responsibility without making it arduous either. So every choice matters as it affects everything and everyone, we do have a responsibility then.
Agree Alex, it is not the number but the quality of every choice and in every moment we have the choice to align to love – or not.
Thank you Alex, when we bring in the understanding that we are all responsible for the way we start our day and the enriching way we take that first step or breath when we get out of bed then we start to feel the grander purpose and responsibility for every moment that is available to us as a way of living, so we can evolve.
Every moment we have a choice, what are we choosing in those moments, ‘Every moment is a choice. Every choice is a responsibility’.
Only a master of masters can take the opportunities on offer and not use them for growth but in fact use them to go backwards. “In that sense, we are literally the creators of our own world. Interestingly enough though, so often we feel the recipient of life or a victim to it rather than its master.”
Henrietta I love reading other people’s perspective on how they receive the blog. In deed we are creators of our own lives, many have become experts of being victims. When the opportunity to evolve passes by again and again and we have to keep doing it till we finally get it.
“We can literally say we are accountants of our own life, i.e. we are accountable for every single moment of it. ” – And each moment is then an opportunity presented to us – an opportunity to grow and evolve.
There is a formula that just repeats itself over and over like the cycles of the sun and the moon within which we live. Time to surrender to that which is happening whether we choose to be aware of it or not.
Absolutely Lucy, as we surrender we change our level of intelligence and start to understand how we speak magnetically pulls in the Universality we can all connect to.
Beautiful Linda, and that’s what being the Master is – love.
“…. so often we feel the recipient of life or a victim to it rather than its master.” Realising that in every moment we have a choice and if we choose to accept that responsibility then we are the Masters of our world.
In truth there is really only one moment, the moment we are in in the moment, and therefore ever only one choice, which is to be love or not, as everything else follows from that choice. Simple, really.
I love the simplicity of that. So many people talk about being in the moment but there is a further choice once we are in that moment and that is what quality are we choosing?
Is not choosing love or not, choosing the quality?
This really adds up! Thanks Alex, it’s a great read. When we dissect life this way we see the enormity of each choice, and our responsibility not just in the outcome but to the world.
I love what you have presented here, Alex, and it certainly does away with the often-heard cry of ‘I didn’t have a choice’. When I realised that in every single moment I have a choice it totally rearranged the way I looked at my life and in doing so I finally claimed the responsibility I have in every one of those moments; a huge responsibility but one that I have finally stopped running away from.
Yes, in every single moment we have a choice, this really brings back the power and responsibility.
“” There are basically only two options for us to choose from – love or anything that is not love. Therefore, will we reassess the quality of our choices and deepen the level of love and care for us and others on a moment-to-moment basis to the best of our ability? Or will we simply continue in the momentum of the billion loveless and irresponsible choices we have made up to this point?”” Thank you for all that you have shared Alex, love it. Such truth in all its simplicity Thank You.
Knowing that our every choice not only affects us, but also those around us, ‘knowing that with every breath, thought, word and action we are affecting ourselves and consequently everyone and everything around us.’
Well said Alex… Every moment is a choice and every choice is a moment in the either expansion or contraction of the universe.
A great blog to re-read, bringing a welcome reminder that energetically everything affects everything and the importance of the quality of our choices to deepen unto love in every moment, brings either harmony or disharmony to all.
“Therefore, will we reassess the quality of our choices and deepen the level of love and care for us and others on a moment-to-moment basis to the best of our ability?”
I had a session with a Universal Medicine practitioner last night and came to see how areas of my life are very irresponsible (despite appearances of being a very responsible person). This blog is great to read today as it reminds me that every single moment is a choice to be responsible or not, and by responsible i mean to live a moment choosing love as its foundation.
That takes responsibility to a whole new level and away from the surface level right and wrong by an outside measure and standard of acceptability.
Choosing love over all else, ‘ There are basically only two options for us to choose from – love or anything that is not love.’
Absolutely well said : ‘Interestingly enough though, so often we feel the recipient of life or a victim to it rather than its master.’
This could be totally different, live life as a master. How than would the world reign?
I love numbers, even though I am with you Alex in not knowing what that last number really means in quantity, it says a lot in quality. It says to me that every moment I make in every second is a configuration that is within my body and the more I choose to move in that way, whether it is love or not, that configuration either gets stronger or changes. So those numbers to me are repetitions, how much we have repeated movements and how many opportunities we have had to change them.
Quite overwhelming to look at those numbers as moments of responsibility/power. Even if we say ‘No thank you’ it doesn’t change the fact and we are still left with moments of choice and if we are not choosing love ourselves, we are allowing something else to take its place. We are the occupants of those moments/space and what we occupy that space with affects the whole. And I can feel the overwhelm for me comes from this knowing that there’s no break from this, that it is constant.
When we really accept the fact that we are the creators of our own world (and the world in general) also a true sense of the magnitude of responsibility emerges and with it an empowerment of what we are capable of.
Well said Alex – there is much beauty to behold in responsibility when we feel the hand we have in what is around us. We are not small in this, we are not small and meaningless in the Universe but we are told this, that we are far less than God and never taught that we are equal to the stars.
You are right Alex – we have so many moments and each one is a choice and we are in fact the sum of our choices, so lets make sure that we are being totally aware and responsible for this.
While it is a fact that every moment is a choice and thus a responsibility that is not necessarily our awareness in every moment, ie. the way we experience and live life doesn´t necessarily honour the fact. Hence there is a path of return to embrace the fact in full until we match it with our livingness, meaning that our every move (without perfection) is in alignment with the universal truth that we all are the parts that make the whole and therefore contribute to the whole in the same quality that constitutes the whole by divine design.
There is no burden or heaviness about responsibility when this formula is understood and applied. A choice to be the love that we are made of. This is very simple and any resistance is futile and a choice to not be love.
A beautiful choice, choosing to be love, ‘will we reassess the quality of our choices and deepen the level of love and care for us and others on a moment-to-moment basis to the best of our ability?’
“And we may ask how many people actually do live lives that are deeply fulfilling, healthy, vital, abundant, harmonious, loving, purposeful and joyful etc., assuming that this is what most, if not all, people actually would like life essentially to be.” We like the idea of life just being what it is randomly and that we don’t have much say in how our lives are because otherwise we would change it, right? But the blog above shows how we actually make choices all the time and that we have to ask ourselves what we are choosing when we don’t live the fulfilling, healthy, vital, abundant and so forth life that is available to us all.
When we live Truth and make this our consistent way of living we are living with responsibility not only for ourselves but for others equally too.
For many years so much of life just didn’t add up, no matter how hard I tried to change the formula. But looking back I can now see that the formula was in the first instance way too complicated and in the complication, I simply lost myself, not taking responsibility for the choices I was making and blaming others for most of what went ‘wrong’. I can also see now that the formula for life is actually very simple, one based on love and a total responsibility for every single choice I make. Now this is the way I love to live.
The body loves simplicity and harmony whilst the mind thrives on complication and if chosen over the body communication, creates a very disharmonious, irresponsible blaming way of being..
Simplicity and harmony, love, truth and joy are all wise choices that our body loves.
Choices taken responsibly for the benefit of all equals power, which offers the choice to have the power to choose responsibly.
Yes – even making things complicated is multiplying the choice to be irresponsible, simply because we know what to do and not to do. Complication is simply said indulging in unknowingness, knowingly so, how silly. But we all do that.
What you have presented here offers so much to ponder on “We are accountants of our own life, i.e. we are accountable for every single moment of it.” Well, for so much of this life my accountancy skills were not that great and I always seemed to be building up a debt here and there, but since coming to understand I have a choice in every moment this is gradually beginning to change. In fact, I love that in every moment I have the opportunity to make a different choice and to also know it is the energetic quality of that choice which will determine what comes next.
It is scary to think about how many times we can choose – ie a choice a minute. But what is great in this sharing is that it presents the fact that with each choice we either choose love or not love. Simple as that
Yes. And that every moment is a fresh moment to choose again… endless opportunities offered by the universe as we learn our way back to love.
Every moment is an opportunity to make new choices, to re-imprint our old choices with more loving choices, if we so choose.
The life we create requires constant action from our side. Our constant choices have to be in sync with it. Otherwise, it just falls down. This is true even for those cases when we feel life sucks.
With all those choices (no matter what our age) we have much we have experienced and are responsible for – thank you Alex for your scientific equation. It is an empowering to confirm just how powerful we are everytime we feel that choice we made towards love and how that feels in the body.
I love the concept introduced here that we are accountants for our own lives and that introduces responsibility and our choices and the beautiful thing here is no-one can dictate those choices, we choose and it really comes down to whether our choices are from love or not, and it’s a forever choice for us to make … in each moment we have a choice.
Every moment is a choice, every choice brings responsibility, with responsibility comes freedom. With every moment is the opportunity for freedom.
Love it Alex, taking the complication out and keeping it simple. Choose love and all else will follow.
Wow that’s a lot of choices to be making every moment, but I wonder how many of my choices are responsible and true? Something to ponder on there…