We always have choices, as Dr. Tae Yun Kim likes to point out.
“The power is in you, it is your personal choice what you do in your life!”
It’s just that sometimes those choices aren’t quite what we want! Yet in the end, they might be just what we need!
For example, last week we were having a fancy dinner party at Jung Suwon, and usually we have a beautiful “edible arrangement on the dessert table, the center piece. You know edible arrangements, right? The fruit all cut up fancy, on a stick, and some of it dipped in chocolate? The one that looks like a beautiful bouquet?
Well, the guests were already coming in, when with a big “ugh”, it was discovered that the edible arrangement hadn’t been ordered and it was too late now!
What kind of choice was that?
Well, I could have, of course, just given up and said we just don’t have an edible arrangement today. Or, I could make something else, to make up for it. Or, I could try to make the arrangement myself!
“We need to learn to take charge of what we manifest by taking charge of our thinking. Can you see that you can be your own worst enemy? Why? Because you are the one who monitors what you think. Who thinks your thoughts better than you? Others can suggest thoughts to you, but you are the one who accepts or rejects what you entertain in your mind.
Instead, be your own best friend! We can achieve freedom from limitation of any sort! You don’t have to accept anything except your freedom, your gift from the universe to create whatever you desire!”
Armed with this wisdom, I dashed to the store and loaded up on all sorts of fruits and grabbed some chocolate dip, got some craft sticks (actually my first batch was BBQ skewers) and a couple of heads of lettuce.
Back in the kitchen, at first I made a huge big mess and people around me started to give me the “you poor thing!” look. I mean, look at this!
It does look kinda hopeless, right?
But I kept thinking, I can do this! Why not?
HE CAN DO, SHE CAN DO, WHY NOT ME! is what we hear every day at Jung Suwon, to encourage us to do what we are capable of doing.
So I kept cutting up fruit, putting it on skewers, putting the skewers into the lettuce halves, dipped fruit and then, as a final touch, put roses in between the skewers, onto the lettuce to make it extra pretty.
So, tada, here it is!