One of the most important aspects of our humanhood is having the power to choose. Our loving Creator has allowed us to choose the world in which we will live. If we choose to be loving in thought, word and deed, we create a loving world. If we choose thoughts or actions of fear or ill will, then these qualities will fill the world we inhabit.
Having free will means being able to choose anew. Nothing is permanently fixed. Through making new choices, the past can be healed and pain and suffering can be released from our lives.
Even when we cannot choose our outer conditions, we can still choose how we will respond to them. This is the ultimate freedom. By choosing to see every situation as contributing to our highest good, we can transform even the most difficult circumstances into blessings.