We say things like, “That was the turning point in my life.” What do we mean? Do we mean that life created a sequence of events that changed our direction? Do we mean that we made a decision that led to a big change, or do we mean that “Fate” or a “Higher Power” intervened to create a new path?
Every decision that we make alters our lives a tiny bit, whether or not we are aware of it. Some changes we never notice, and some can literally change our lives. If we are to go through life making good decisions, we need to be mindful of what we are doing. That isn’t possible all the time, because we’re human. We daydream, are distracted by all sorts of things, do some things automatically, based on previous “programming”, or simply get tired of paying attention. But we do our best, and mindfulness can be learned and practiced.
We can’t know what decision of ours — to pay attention, to walk away, to choose to do or not do something — will be the basis of a “Turning Point” in our lives. We can, however, be sure that if we are as mindful as possible of what we are doing in the present moment, we are more likely to see desirable changes.