We each have only one choice in our life. The choice to open to every moment.
We are always choosing in every moment. To open or close. To be life-affirming or life-denying.
Whether we choose to open or close, whether we are aware of the choice we make, and whatever the impact of the choice is, we are always choosing. The work is to always choose to open. To choose to release ourselves from our self-inflicted suffering on each step of our path to enlightenment. To choose to see clearly what is here, pain or pleasure, to open our hearts to this, and to move with life-affirming intention. Every experience we have is calling us to choose, always. To join with God, Atman, and Shiva.
To always choose is to devote your life to the most precious thing that you have, yourself, your release from suffering and falling into joy, freedom and bliss. By freeing yourself you heal yourself and the world.