I woke this morning with a crazy idea for a new App. It is called, “iChoose”.
iChoose is an app that prompts the user multiple times a day to ask the question, “what do you choose in this moment?” Once we have answered, it then asks, “on what assumptions are you basing this choice?”. The App you see, would want to be very sure we are choosing with as much clarity as we can. It knows that choices rule!
I’ve no idea why this crossed my mind this morning. Perhaps like many, as the year is winding to a close, I’m contemplating the choices I’ve made this year, and contemplating what new choices I’ll make in 2014. “On what assumptions am I basing my choice” can be a pretty powerful question. It often causes me to notice that I have not really considered all my options because of assumptions I’ve held. As I look at my own life I can certainly find places where I’ve made choices built on unfounded fears and false beliefs. Perhaps you have as well? Just by articulating my answer to this question, I can sometimes see the “holes” in my thought process, and begin to play a “what if” game. What if this assumption was not so? What if I did not need to protect myself? What if I came from a different belief? What if I choose with the conviction of my faith?
Most of use have doubts – some of which we might put under the category of “Universal Doubts” shared by all of us! We fear we are too late, we don’t have enough time, strength, creativity, freedom, or love. Perhaps we can boil the fears down to a simple doubt that we are just “not enough.”
Despite these fears creeping into our assumptions, the Truth is that we are enough! When we build our choices on this assumption, many more choices open up before us. I choose to live my life from my enough-ness I seek to have my choices governed by Infinite Possibility, and not universal doubt. I want to be guided by Faith, Spiritual Truth, and the expression of Wholeness.
Perhaps we should rename our app. Rather than “iChoose”, allowing our choices to be guided by our definitions of self as the little “i”, lets call it “I-Choose” and proceed to make our choices with the Infinite “I” that we are.
“I-Choose”. This app has a much better design. It reverses the questions it asks us. First it poses the question, “On what assumptions am I going to base my choices in this moment?” Then it prompts us to select from a Truth Quality – Wholeness, Truth, Love, Joy, Abundance, Creativity. Once we’ve selected, it then moves on the choice at hand, asking “what do I choose in this moment?”
Try it out today .. And give some feedback to the developer
You are Precious.
You are Awesome!
Rev. Dr. Kristin Hawkins