Decisions


Each and every one of us

has a different way of looking at life.

That’s the way it’s supposed to be.

Each and every one of us has something about us that is of importance to us—something about us that we think we should either continue or change. And it’s up to us to have an honest straight forward conversation with ourselves to reach some conclusions about these things.

These conversations are not to be publicized. They are not for anyone else to determine if they are right or they are wrong. It’s a one-to-one board meeting with our own essence as to what is important. We have to make the decision!

If a decision seems to be somewhat plausible that, in fact, we could do it, then we’ve got to put everything that we have at our disposal to make it to be. Otherwise we don’t do it and later we will have regrets. In life we learn that we have to win the war, not the battles.

It is up to us to decide

what is of importance.

While we are here, we worry about all kinds of things although many times there is nothing to worry about.

We spend so much time contemplating things

that are really beyond our ability to do anything about.

We also waste so much precious energy

in things that don’t mean anything.

We waste much effort and attention on what is going to happen in this concept of death. There are many theories about that. But we don’t really know. When it happens, it happens.

So life is complex. At the same time, for myself, I thank the Beloved that my life is complex. What fun would I be having if my life weren’t complex? What would I be doing if everything was laid out and it was always 1-2-3-4-5? I would get up tomorrow morning and it would be 1-2-3-4-5. The following day it would be 1-2-3-4-5. And everyday would be like that. There would be no fires to put out. There would be no excitement. There would be nothing different to do.

But at the same time, if life gets way, way too complex, then something inside us says, “I wish it was a little simpler today because I can take only so much of this complexity.”

A trick that I’ve learned is that I have to make a decision as to who is in charge of the complexity. Is the complexity in charge of me? Or am I in charge of the complexity?

Depending upon who is in charge, we can see what happens. If I feel that I am a helpless pawn in a complex life, then I am in deep, deep, deep trouble.

But if I can stand on my two feet

and welcome the complexity of life,

if I can look at life with all its shifts and twists

as a magnificent game that I am playing here,

then it’s a different story.

Then it is an awesome game—with millions of characters and all kinds of situations, places, and things to experience. Look at the fun. Is there a Broadway play that could match this!

Is there any play that can match life

when it is in full bloom

and we are alive!



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