Choice shapes action. Generative choice-making includes creating and influencing our options … the self knowing about how/why we choose … having and developing the capacity and means for effective choice … delving into conversations, understandings and meanings that enable wise choices … and more. So support the fullness of informed, creative, generative and meaningful conscious choice.
What conditions support making the best possible individual and collective choices?
Are we being enough of the right kind of information – in the right forms – to make a good decision here? How can we take enough into account in order to choose an outcome that actually is good for everyone?
Are we sufficiently aware of the internal and external influences shaping our choices? Is there something we should be attending to there?
What leads us to believe this is the best approach?
How can we set things up so that people are both free and drawn to choices that are good for the whole?
Where do the options we are deciding among come from? How much are we shaping them and how much are we being shaped by someone else’s presentation of options?
What is the relationship between free choice and the positive kind of “choicelessness” that Buddhists talk about?
Going Deeper …
This is an edited version of the video on this page.
[The edited transcript of this pattern’s video will be posted shortly.]