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The 31 Practices by Alan Williams, Dr. Alison Whybrow

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CHAPTER 23 CHOICE

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling1

Choice is the right or ability to choose between different things. Choice is a small word that encompasses much that makes us human. Choice equates to freedom – and we always have choice, whatever the circumstances – even if we don’t like what we are experiencing, or don’t have as much freedom as we would like. This powerful insight was shared so clearly by Viktor Frankl:2

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in ...

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