Many people use these terms interchangeably, but they actually have very different meanings.

A decision is the act or need for making up your mind, it is oriented backward looking. Choice is the right, the power or the opportunity to choose and is forward-thinking and value-oriented. But what does this mean in the life of a person seeking to become more mindful in creating their life?

When becoming enlightened, you start to take note of, and shed, many habits and beliefs that no longer serve you. Your values shift to reflect your purpose in life. Some habits are easy to let go of, while others take more time and consideration.

By specifically looking at old habits that you know no longer work for you but are unable to shake, you can immediately identify the areas where you have decided and not a choice. To shift the decision to become a choice, you need to first identify the belief that has not yet come into alignment with your new values.

For example, let’s say that you have a habit of saying yes when you mean no. One of the reasons that you continue to do so may be because you haven’t accepted your worth yet. You continue to try and please people to earn their love and approval. Because you have decided to stop doing this without shifting the belief, you are unable to let go of the habit. Once you have shifted the belief you will understand that you are already enough. You will stop needing the approval of other people to feel worthy and the choice to honour yourself and your time will become easy.


I hope that you have enjoyed this blog and look forward to the next one: The freedom in forgiveness.

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