“365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul” was released on 17 November.
In my page of the cooperative book I describe the event in my life 20 years ago that awakened me to choice. The moment was both freeing and terrible at the same time. I wanted to run back to old ways of denying choice and depending on others for my happiness but I couldn’t go back. It was too late!
I realised that the experience of being happy because someone was in my life and sad when they weren’t was not true. Happiness was not conditional. Society and most people until that point had told me happiness was dependant on lots of things, but it wasn’t. It was only dependant on my connection with my soul.
So a book that gives you 365 ways to connect with your soul is very helpful. Click this link to check it out:
The Miracle of Choice
by James Kelly
from 365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul.
The miracle of choice allows you to experience that all your unhappiness is a choice. You may think that your misery is caused by things that happen to you and not by your decision to disconnect from your soul. This is what I believed until about 20 years ago, when someone asked me a simple question that changed my life.
At the time, my partner had just broken up with me and I was utterly miserable. A few months later, I met her at a party and it was obvious she was interested in someone else. She noticed my distress and asked, “Did you make your happiness depend on me?” I was silent. I could tell her question was genuine, and I knew in that moment my life had changed.
A miracle had happened: in that moment, I allowed myself to remember choice. I realised that relationships could not make me happy or miserable. I realised that making my happiness depend on others was the result of a choice to disconnect from my soul. And that left me free to remember the real cause of my happiness: connection to my own soul!
For years after that awakening, I avoided intimate relationships. I sensed that unless I deeply experienced connecting to my soul, I would end up deciding again that other people could make me happy (or unhappy). Part of me didn’t want to wake up. Part of me wanted to find someone else and believe that they were the cause of my happiness. Part of me didn’t want to be responsible for my misery and my happiness. But I had changed inside, and there was no going back.
Now when I am happy and in a relationship, I know that my happiness has nothing to do with the other person but only with my inner connection to my soul. If I am sad when they are not around, I ask for a miracle: the miracle of choice!
The miracle of choice reminds you that your sadness is a choice and only your decision to stay connected to your soul leads to true happiness.