Are Your Choices Dimming or Fueling Your Inner Flame?

“Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.” ~Wayne Dyer

“Mankind’s greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.” ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.” ~Deepak Chopra

“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Everyday life is filled with choices, yet how many of us really stop to think about what our choices mean? Do we consider what the consequences really are or where they are coming from? The topic of choices has been coming up a lot lately with clients as well as within my own life. It is a topic worth reflecting on and creating awareness around because, ultimately, our choices create our life and have an impact on our overall health and happiness.

Inner flame

Within us we all have what is often referred to as an Inner Flame. Essentially this is our soul essence. It can also be likened to our self-esteem.

Throughout our lifetime, we can experience events—particularly from our childhood—that either dim or fuel this flame. Were we abused and neglected or were we loved and nurtured?

As a consequence of our past experiences we will take the reins and make choices that either dim and hide our Inner Flame or allow it to burn brightly. These decisions all come back to what we believe about ourselves: how worthy we feel and how much self-love we have within us.

Regardless of where we are now and the choices we have made in the past, we can start to create awareness about our present and future choices. We can begin to make conscious decisions that fuel our Inner Flame as opposed to dimming it; we can make choices that contribute to healing our wounds.

Let’s take a look at a few of the choices that can either dim or fuel our Inner flame.


These are just a few examples of the choices we make on a daily basis that have a strong impact on how brightly our Inner Flame shines. You can see the underlying theme from these examples, as well as see which choices you consistently make.

By creating awareness around our choices, we open up the possibility for making better, more loving choices for ourselves and greatly improving the quality of our lives.

What choices are you making?

Pay attention for a week to your choices, big or small, and see if they are dimming you or fueling you. Start by making the first choice to actually pay attention and see this exercise and an act of self-love that will ignite a spark to your Inner Flame that you can continue to fuel as the week progresses.

May your Inner Flame burn brightly.

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