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Dec 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Choose Love or Choose Fear?

By Dr. Jim Turrell
Choose Love or Choose Fear?

Choose Love or choose fear? Which will it be? Most people get lost in their fear because it is the common idea we learn to live and operate. Love, for most, is just an occasional bit of luck we trip on as we walk down the pathway of worry. It doesn’t last and it disappoints more than it fulfills—so why this negative voice? I’ll tell you why, because at some point in my existence I woke up and learned how to make love a consistent choice and experience. This didn’t happen overnight. It took a while. Waking up happens because you chose to not fall asleep.

Most of humanity is asleep living in a trance that is dominated by fear. The symptoms of this fear are fatigue, worry, and lack of focus. Kind of like being lost in a forest running in circles, getting tired and scared that you won’t find your way out of the conditions or circumstances that are driving you crazy.

This is why I did my show on love being a choice. It’s easy to live in fear, or should I say, it’s stupid to live in fear, but how are you going to change the way you live if you don’t know you have a choice.

This is why I carry a moral compass; something that will always point at the “now”, where love is always available. An internal way of knowing that keeps an eternal vigilance focused on being a sacred presence that speaks my word for peace, love, and joy. My personal civilization comes into being when I move out of speculation, expectation and disappointment. Until that time, I just exist in fear trying to overcome the sinking feeling that my life may not be worth living.

“Wake up…little fool…don’t you know you can’t win. Use your mentality. Wake up to reality.” These words, from the song, “I’ve got the world on a string,” always inspire me to open my spiritual eyes see the love God has blessed me with and recommit to stay awake in love.

Tell me what you think. I want to know how you use love to stay awake.

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