Each moment of every day we have a choice to make that we are usually unaware of, yet it is perhaps the most important moment-to-moment decision we make in our lifetimes. This is the choice between being mindfully aware or becoming lost in thought and the busyness of our lives.

It is a choice between directing our attention with conscious purpose, or allowing our mind to wander in habitual repetitive patterns. Though these habitual patterns can be entertaining, even addictive, they are the greatest source of distress in our lives and are usually at the heart of anxieties and depressive thinking. At a minimum, they remove us from experiencing life fully and authentically by way of distracting us into a virtual world of thought.

Meditation is a powerful tool to help us become aware of the tendency of a part of our mind, sometimes referred to as the doing mind, to hijack our awareness into these mindless patterns. It is also the best means known to gain control over this.

In this guided meditation, you are invited to explore the differences between being mindfully aware, and allowing to mind to wander as it will, enabling you to make an informed choice in the days to come.

A Wise Choice is part of the guided meditaiton series, Meditations for Deep Living.

This guided meditation is available for free listening on Insight Timer or SoundCloud.