It’s Your Choice

On December 10, 2011, I gave an outdoor lecture to a group of people from Korea doing a meditation tour at Sedona Mago Retreat. Run by the nonprofit Tao Fellowship, I founded this retreat center in 1997. Previously the land had also been used as a retreat center by Lester Levinson, who had developed the Sedona Method of meditation and personal growth. By the time Tao Fellowship acquired it after years of disuse, the center was very run down. Over the years they’ve made many renovations and improvements. One of them was a Healing Garden featuring a large lake.

Ilchi Lee giving talk in Healing Garden at Sedona Mago Retreat

I took the tour group down to the lake and spoke to them there. I told them that the meaning of that lake was choice and creation. I chose to have that lake made, and so it was made. Whatever you choose, it will happen.

Ilchi Lee giving talk in Healing Garden at Sedona Mago Retreat
Ilchi Lee giving talk in Healing Garden at Sedona Mago Retreat

But you must really choose it. If you hesitate after making a choice, you will probably feel miserable because of it. Your hesitation may lead to failure. It’s easy to blame a failure on an external situation. However, we are the only ones responsible for our successes and failures.

So how do you really make a choice? First you need to focus 100% on what you want. That’s the first step, but even if you do, there is no guarantee that you will be successful. If you really want to succeed, you also need to remain 100% positive. If you think negatively, you will fail.
However if you are positive and focus completely on your goal, you will meet the situations and people you need to succeed. People call this phenomenon the Law of Attraction.

This power of choice comes from our brain. It’s just the way our brains work, and the way energy responds to it to cause things to happen in the material world. You have a Brain Operating System that follows three rules:

1. If you choose it, then it will happen.
2. Pay attention; i.e. focus and remain aware.
3. Good news makes a good brain; i.e., positive thoughts allow your brain to function optimally.

That’s why we have the power to choose to make a better world, a world for the happiness and benefit of all. And we have the power to choose to make it in 2012.

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13 Comments. Leave new

  • i choose happiness and peace for 2012! Thank you for sharing this wonderful principle for creation and for a great hope and dream!!!

  • Martha McKinley
    December 21, 2011 11:04 am

    I choose to keep spreading Brain Education in Las Cruces, NM in 2012! Thank you for pointing the way and sharing B.O.S. with the world.

  • BOS is a great and simple tool that makes my brain excited to achieve my goals. Susuengnim Gamsahamnida.

  • Rebecca Wheaton
    December 24, 2011 11:27 am

    Brain Education has brought such wealth to my life; a constant reminder that we are powerful agents of joy, peace and change!

  • I chose to stay positive and not waver…I will not allow it. My brain will be strong like my Dahnjon and my Dahnjon will be strong like my brain.
    Thank you, Seuseungnim! I love you!

  • I love the constant support and reminders it helps me to stay on track. I’m grateful to have a choice. To choose has such responsibility and excitement.
    This new year is powerful and full of joy for everyone.

  • Thank you!!! I was speaking to my friend recently about the concept and it was really important :):):) (love) …

  • Thank you, Susuengnim, for choosing beautiful creation!!! and I thank all the Instructors for sharing your love and training with us. Peace, love, and joy to all in 2012. I WILL spread your love! Laura-nim

  • Laura (Hoss) M.
    December 27, 2011 5:55 am

    I resolve to bow daily (even if just 3, my intention strong to receive energy),
    tighten anus 50x day to hold precious energy (stop mid-life leakage! : < )),
    and love the ex's more deeply….sincerely, Laura-nim _ in 2012_

  • I listened to IlChi Lee’s video teaching and loved seeing how he created a big beautiful lake in the middle of the desert when no one else thought it was possible. What I especially go out of it was that if you want to create something…do not stop at 95% and leave yourself with only 5% to go…finish it out and give your 100%!

  • I watched this last night on the broadcast for the first time and it was really joyful.
    I loved your explanation of creation and choice. It is up to me to create my life and it is because of me that what I create is good or not. I will keep looking forward and living in the present to continuously create the life I choose. I cannot look backwards or I will trip and fall.
    Thank you,

  • I choose to bring my heart every time I created. Namaste!

  • Three life changing points (choice ,action & positive thoughts ) that Ilchi Lee has proven by being a messenger & an example
    This has been my slogan & turning point in my life for a continuous growth for myself & who comes on my way!!
    Thanks for Hope & inspiration


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