Adding Up

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

Further reading:
Taking True Responsibility For My Behaviour
‘It Was Meant to Be’ and ‘Everything Happens for a Reason’
Responsibility Redefined – It’s in the Quality and not the Action!

662 thoughts on “Adding Up

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. It is interesting how we more often consider ourselves the victim and not the master of our life and settle for a far lesser way of living that effects our whole being, our integrity and the quality of our choices. Returning to our natural loving and tender nature is possible the more we choose to listen and honour what we are feeling in our body and by making wiser and more responsible choices, not only in consideration of ourselves but equally of others.

  4. Love it Alex, taking the complication out and keeping it simple. Choose love and all else will follow.

  5. 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…

  6. What I learned from this blog is that though we may make choices that are not so loving we can always go back and correct that choice with a more loving one. Our so called ‘bad’ choices do not define us as they can always be corrected.

  7. Every single one of our choices leaves an imprint that either inspires others or the opposite so the responsibility is huge, not to mention that we will have to clean up all the imprints that pull others down. That is a lot of cleaning up to be done.

  8. Powerful message Alex, you share what is being so obviously there, but we have been so in denial. Good to come back to the reality and truth of what is there right in front of our eyes. Thank you. More for us to see and talk about (and so to live accordingly..).

  9. I love the maths Alex… You obviously have another profession waiting for you if ever you choose… And what a blessing it would be for children to be taught by you.

  10. When it’s broken down to having two choices in every moment, you can bring in the simplicity life can be lived in. Hmmm, makes you wonder why we choose such complexity.

  11. It’s so true Alex that if we try to think about all the billions of moment by moment choices we are responsible for – past and to come, it blows the mind. But to focus on the next choice we make being a caring, loving one is more doable -each one laying a foundation for the next, supporting us to choose love the next moment too.

  12. Absolutely, there is no room for complication in this equation and it makes so much sense. We are the creators of our own woe or joy, so it is just a question of stepping up and take every moment as our next conscious choice.

  13. What I love about this is that there is a fresh moment, a new opportunity, every second of every day. We can choose in an instant to arrest ill patterns of behaviour and start a path of change and, when we slip up, caught by an ingrained pattern, the next moment is waiting for us to choose again.

  14. A word so Soulfully and true : heaven. Showing us that there is only one way we can truly heal, that is by living by the knowing that we are here to not be here and stand tall and rise higher than the current level we are living in. Thank God for Serge Benhayon who has been showing us the way since 1999.

  15. I want to smile at the humour you have presented this in but there is something deeply halting about what your theory has shared. Every moment we have a choice to be aware that the choice we make has a ripple effect and we have a choice to consider the consequences of that ripple effect. Do we even stop to consider that?

  16. Responsibility often appears to be something big ahead of us like a mountain to climb or a load to carry, a seriousness and bracing for how we need to handle the situation, but actually it is just choosing the quality of the next moment, the next movement, right now – love or not love. And then the next moment and so on… And some moments later when we have developed a momentum of loving choices we may realise that love is carrying us like the wind under our wings and that responsibility in truth feels very powerful.

  17. Wow, wow and wow…if this is not evidence that through our bodies the quality of life we live is determined, then we clearly are choosing to avoid the truth. From what you have shared here Alex, you bring to light the power that is available for all of us to live in every single moment, if we are willing to embrace it. The responsibility is ours as to what vibration we align to in each and every moment, as it is the vibration of love that our body and being shines the greatest with.

    1. It is our natural to to be the ‘vibration of love that our body and being shines the greatest with’ and in accepting this it is clear and simple that all we have to do is let go of the patterns of behaviour that interfere with this natural.

  18. The fact that is choice to be love or not is very confronting. Because in the love-less momentum I have wanted to believe that I can stop the acess to that choice to be love. But really I can only constantly convince or force myself to believe that I can’t just switch like a light switch. That all my efforts in unloving choices had some impact. Nope, the choice to be love and acess my power and responsibility has always remained equal to choosing everything that is not love.

    1. Very true Leigh and it is very confronting to know that essentially at every and any given moment we have the choice to be love or not and we have always had this choice. Which means accepting how often we have not chosen love when we so easily could have. But now we consciously know this we have the repsonsibility to live it in full and so can show others they also can choose love.

  19. We have a beautiful responsibility to be us; truly energetic beings with a will that ends in making certain choices. Let those choices come from honouring who we are – that is the most healthy way of living.

  20. How beautiful it is to take the opportunity to ponder that every fine detail of our lives can be an opportunity to share who we are within our every step, word spoken and expression made. How awesome life can truly be when we consider the magnitude of our life lived via the quality of our movements made in every moment. Thank you Alex.

  21. Great blog Alex thank you for sharing the moments with us. Wow what a responsibility we have in every moment; in each moment we can ask the question – is it love or is it not love, the choice is ours.

  22. Our choices add up to the sum total of our life, in every moment we care to take stock and even and especially if we don’t. There is no escaping it, not in time and not geographically, not by changing jobs or having cosmetic surgery. Taking responsibility and making different choices, if needed, is the only get out of jail card here.

  23. This blog makes a great point: although we are the creators of our life, we still have the feeling that we are victims of life (and hence of others). If we put two and two together, we get to realize that even when we get to be a victim of others, it was us placing ourselves in a path that led us there.

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