You can choose a perception that broadens your horizon and creates new possibilities at any given moment. A choice without adequate action is a wish: decide, trust, act.
This guide describes how you can joyfully direct your life. The starting point is becoming aware of and more broadly applying free will.
The text provides a basic explanation. Additional documentation is widely available.
This knowledge is based on personal findings.
Freeing the will
Free will works according to the principle decide and act. The concept is perfect in theory. Nevertheless, we are faced with events that do not meet our expectations and over which we have no control. Effective free will therefore seems like a delusion at first sight, or at best seriously limited.
However, this is a superficial conclusion. If we carefully examine our existence, we see that it is impossible in principle that something happens to us out of the blue.1 But what then is the explanation for our unexpected manifestations?
Every choice you make has an endless amount of influences. These can be translated into beliefs that either support or oppose a decision.2 Many beliefs are unclear to us, but this does not have to be a problem as long as you take responsibility for your life.
When you genuinely see yourself as the determining factor, understanding your own choices is the only thing that matters. You can gain this insight by evaluating three areas of your experience: feeling, thinking, and doing.3
If you predominantly have a good feeling about your thoughts and actions, you will generally experience little conflict. Complications grow as we introduce more opposition. This is relatively easy to recognize because we do not feel comfortable. Acting without taking this into account results in some form of adversity.
So, when you think about something or do something, you can clearly notice if there are obstacles ahead.4 By examining your interest or objection, you get more information about the underlying beliefs that are hindering you.5 This awareness of your motivation leads to transparency of the decision mechanism and therefore your reality.
As long as you resist something, you invite its influence. This also applies to “established facts” that we disapprove of and label as, for example, injustice, obstruction, or lack. Accepting the situation can expand your spectrum of alternatives.6
By not attaching an absolute value judgment to something, you can release it.7 This does not mean that you have to like or understand a particular circumstance; something is what it is and does not need to change.8 In this way, you can set aside unwanted influences, which opens the door to transformation.
No matter how paradoxical or simple it may seem, the preceding is the key to overcoming any barrier.9 Without internal struggle, you can create fruitful results because you simply bypass obstacles. You can recognize this state in which the three areas of experience support each other as the feeling of trust.
It is an unconditional expression of free will, which translates into the most efficient way towards your intention. Even if you have no idea what that should look like in practice. Not taking innumerable specifics into account allows you to explicitly direct your life.
You purposefully develop possibilities by making deliberate choices and exercising patience in trust.10 Everything you do contributes to shaping your path, even seemingly irrelevant actions.
By being alert to resistance and adjusting your perspective if necessary, you can stay on course.11 The right building blocks will present themselves, leading to greater inspiration, clarity, freedom, and joy.
Nothing is impossible.
- See “The philosophy of infinity”.
- See “The physics of conscious choosing”.
- See image.
- Uncomfortable feelings (caused by devaluation): doubt, reluctance, compulsion, restlessness, dissatisfaction, defending, comparing, irritation, frustration, injustice, anger, fear, inability, etc.
- For support, see focusing, for example.
- The crucial distinction is between surrendering to circumstances and, for example, giving up, denying, or tolerating, where we agree with the overpowering and limiting aspect remains active.
- What remains are personal preferences.
- For support, see ACT, mindfulness, focusing, deep breathing, self-help methods, writing therapy, TA, EMDR, etc.
- Actively not doing. Consciously not forcing; not judging, criticizing, rectifying, defending, justifying, compensating, controlling, anticipating, etc.
- Patience as self-affirming interaction stands in opposition to waiting, where you continue to seek change outside of yourself.
- Everything you want is downstream.