The path of life is all intertwined with decisions, no matter how small or how big. We are defined by the decisions we make and sometimes the decisions we refuse to make. You, Me, each one of Us are confounded by the enormity of life’s decisions day in and day out.
The decision You will take today will change the course of My life forever.
The decision I might not take will open some doors for someone and close a few for someone else. We are not only responsible for our own lives but for the lives of others as well. But, we have to fight the battles of life alone and no one can exactly feel the pain and pleasure of what we go through, except us. Through our decisions we can make a heaven out of hell and a hell out of heaven for ourselves and others.
All our life we fear taking decisions, dreading what the future might hold for us.
Choosing a field, starting a new job, beginning a new phase of your life, moving to a new city or a country; all beginnings are humbly perplexing and modestly mystifying. The anonymity of the unseen future confuses us all. Similarly, leaving your hometown, quitting your job, severing ties with someone, all endings are arduously baffling too.
In the Journey of Decisions either we lose ourselves or someone we care about.
All our lives we have to take decisions for the sake of others and in this process our own happiness is lost somewhere along the way. Don’t kill your soul to keep others’ desires alive. Find a path that leads to your heart without ruining the dreams of your near and dear ones. This is not always easy. But this is not impossible too. Don’t choose a field you are not passionate about. Don’t settle for a job you are not satisfied with. Don’t commit for a lifetime with someone you are not compatible with. The burden of a bad decision is too much to handle and that too for a lifetime.
But then, how do we get the courage to choose someone and something over and above everyone and everything else.
How can we not harm ourselves and others in this profound journey? Its only through Compassion and Kindness, that we can make this process less painful and more satisfying for all of us. The honesty of the heart, the clarity of the mind and the purity of the soul must lead the way. Whenever you meet with an opportunity to make a decision for your own self, do it so with the tender loving care of a true friend. Leave the regret of the past, mistakes of the present and fear of the future behind you. Do it with all your might. Do it with all your heart with a knowing beat that you are doing the best with what is within your capacity and you are hoping for the best of Almighty’s kindest decision for you. Don’t let the fear of people stop you from choosing and deciding what is best for you. Because no one is ever going to live with the outcome of your decisions other than you. So be kind to yourself and decide whatever brings you peace of mind and contentment of the heart.
If you are blessed with the rare opportunity to make life decisions for someone else, choose compassion over indifference. Bring comfort in others’ lives. Listen without anything being said. Make others life easier with your decisions.
The complexity and the obscurity our decisions might bring is not easy to grasp. But, through faith and perseverance we do what is within our limited capacity. So, don’t lose faith in the hope of a blessed future and put the foundation of your decisions on Almighty’s promise of ease with every hardship.
Happy Decision Making in the Journey of Life!