It is easy to feel trapped by life circumstances, but in all cases dear ones you, you have choice. You have the power to choose thoughts that are loving and positive, or thoughts that are conditioned and often negative. You have the power to perceive life as a a journey of opportunity for expanding love, or as a dance of survival. You have the choice to view people and situations in your life as obstacles, or opportunities for transformation.
So next time you say to yourself, "Oh I have to..." try saying to yourself, "I choose to..." For example you say, sometimes with a heavy heart, "I have to go to this job to pay the bills." Sigh. And yet how much more powerful to say, "I choose to go to this job to pay the bills. It is the most loving choice I can make given my present circumstances. However I have choice. I have opportunity! I can pray and look for a new job. I can eliminate some of my financial burdens. I can give up everything and live in a tent on the beach!" We hear you now. "No I can't do that." Well dear ones, with all due respect, we remind you, yes you can! You have endless choices, possibilities, and opportunities!