How far back in history does the notion of “Choice” find its origin? Obviously, that had to be an act of God or whatever Supreme Being you believe existed back then. Does God choose? Of course not! Isn’t God supposed to be spontaneous?
So my question to you focuses on the supposition that Choice was a gift given to mankind. Choice is definitely part of our creative and decision-making process, but not necessarily an attribute of God? One can make the conjecture that choice is indeed a learning experience for God. Hum? Then we ask: “God learns?
Without choice, we’d be floating in Limbo…an ethereal wasteland. All life activities and matters, just about everything would be chronological and sequential. We wouldn’t have many options, either. Imaging going to the grocery market and there were only one type of bread, all can foods were the same, cheese was simply cheese. Everything being the same would drive me nuts!
I do not believe that animals have choice, though their instincts are great. A bear smells its way to food not really caring if it is honey or steak. Instinctively, whatever it scents as food, it eats. Choice doesn’t enter the picture. The same with sharks and mosquitoes—food is food—instinctively.
But us humans, well we get lost in choice. I know I do when reading a menu at the restaurant. The same occurs with beer selection. So many choices, it’s a waste of time, but then again, I enjoy the opportunity to satisfy my likings.
The topic of “Choice” is so in-depth that one can go on forever choosing to continue exploring its origins and effects upon human nature and human psychologies. I would be amazed if a cellular biologist could determine that the roots of choice reside within our DNA’s molecular field. What combination of nucleotides [A,T,G,C] code for choice? Imagine capturing that gene and eradicating it. You’d get a robot…an emotionless human.
Creativity propels choice just as much as choice propels creativity. They go hand to hand. The moment we grasp our intent and think, we are well underway in the never-ending spectrum of choice. I sense creativity as a process and choice as its switch to proceed.
Choice brings us closer to reality and in that pursuit, a better understanding of ourselves. Without choice, we’d become automated, harsh and eventually limited.
To love someone unconditionally is a choice and that is beyond just loving someone. That choice moves energy and generates effect, changes the environment, and enhances Unity Consciousness. That inspires me to write and to feel empowered, yet humble. By choosing to pursue the virtues of Light, Goodness and Beauty, I find myself elated. I find those who restrict or deny applying choice are somewhat depressed. The human-spiritual paths or expansion you choose to live, leads you into other realms of Life where choice becomes a moment of honor — a Valedictorian Effect, so to speak.
The essence of choice offers a clear mind, strengthened by self-respect and abounds by a loving heart. It’s a gift that can shine light onto our creations. It’s a gift that can make a baby smile or move mountains.
Who really cares of the origin of “choice”? Like Nature, it takes care of itself, shakes and rattles, and always survives itself. The key to better understanding choice lies within each moment—the absolute power to change the world. Before a baby is born, the makers had a choice. Creating generation after generation warrants our quest for survival as each new generation brings forth more light and sustains our humanity.
Every choice we make, in one way or another, becomes the composition of civilization. Choice reflects outwardly the decisions we make inside. Each of us plays an important role in the course of civilization’s direction. Without choice, our world would stand still and collapse.
Choice is based on freedom to shift realities. A great example took place on the island of Murano, Venice, Italy, in the 13th Century. A master glassblower, named Angelo Barovier desired to make clear glass. He choose a special sand from Syria that when heated did not color. Look around you and see all the giant glass skyscrapers, crystal glasses, camera lenses and optical lenses. Millions of jobs have been created and countless applications of clear glass have monopolized the market. One choice, that’s all it takes.
Have Fun. Peace and Health,
Dr. Robert V. Gerard
© 2015 Robert V Gerard
-Dr. Robert V. Gerard
Robert V. Gerard brings 49+ years experience in Senior Management, Financial and Marketing. He currently serves as a Senior Partner within Green Way Pavements directing Financial, Marketing and Training Operations. Previously Dr. Gerard was the publisher of Oughten House Publications. He keeps a super positive attitude and enjoys presenting information to enlighten individual pursuits in both personal and business sectors. Dr. Gerard’s educational and professional qualifications include AAS (Associate in Applied Science) in Civil Engineering Technology; B.S. in Social Psychology; M.S. in Human Resources Management; and a, Doctorate in Metaphysical Philosophy and Spiritual Psychology.