“You control every aspect of your life on a molecular level”
What does that mean? It means momentary decisions define the course of your life and because these are tiny fractions of the whole, you hardly ever notice them. That’s why we often wonder: “how did things reach here..?”; well obviously not on their own. Fleeting momentary decisions set us on the course that creates our current situation. Problem is we didn’t see these moments, nor were we aware our decisions would lead us here.
Let’s put that in a common real-life scenario: am fed up with my work and in a moment of enlightenment I decide, after many years of silence, to go beyond my predictable response and claim my life. I visualize starting fresh, traveling the world, living in different places, working for the next day and many other things that my existing lifestyle deems impossible. This feeling of freedom lasts only for a few moments. If I decide to act on it, I will set the cogs in motion to creating an alternative to my present situation. If I don’t, I will continue with my life as it is now.
These moments of transcendence that might last a fleeting moment, happen all the time in life. The point is to become aware of them and the effect they have on our lives.
Still, there’re 2 variables that can bring the whole thing down.
The first is our ego and the second is time.
Start backtracking and overthinking and you will numb all your potential. The mind creates barriers when a realistic departure from our seemingly safe comfort zone is in sight. Feed that fear with disbelief and your empowered choice will start fading away.
Time is very important. If it takes too long to act, you will end up living the thing in your head over and over again. Once decided, you need to act swiftly without additional thinking or external influence; otherwise is like revving the car engine without putting it in gear.