...that shape our realities, that we often don't think about. What awareness do you have about the choices you make and how they ultimately affect you?
I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and I came across a video concerning heterosexual people being asked something that the homosexual community has been having to answer for years and they were pretty stumped.
It was plain to see that most of the people had never even considered the question for themselves personally and it got me thinking. What about me? While most of the people, regardless of their personal opinion about homosexuality, answered the same way; I know for me it would have been very different.
Personally, I chose to be what I thought was normal and acceptable at the time. I didn't know anyone who was gay, I didn't even know they existed (as deluded and close-minded as that sounds). I sincerely thought there was something wrong with me. Then add spiritual phenomena to that and a childhood trauma later on. I learned early on to adapt to keep to myself because it was just safer.
But what if I hadn't? What if I had had the courage that young to be who I was? Well I wouldn't have my son, and I am sure my life would have been very different. And now as I look on past many failed relationships (we all have them though) I sometimes wonder if I would have been better off following a different path.
The reality is though that our choices shape us and we often make the best choice we can balanced with what we feel most fervently at the time. Sometimes its a hard choice, sometimes it feels like an easy one. We can't judge ourselves (or others) for the choices we make at other times in our lives though because there are often many other factors to the situation we may not even remember.
So be gentle with yourself with mistakes or regrets. Know that you did the best you can and that with each moment you can make another choice and choose another path.
A disclaimer, I am in no way implying there is anything wrong with any preference of sexuality. I fully support choosing what is right for you and therefore reflects your truth whatever that may be.
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