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(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

MenoSundays; Life Lived Lovingly

Today's piece is borrowed from AV-bloggy; it's a basic, but oh-so-important thing...


Hari Om
Each 'Choose-day' we will investigate the process by which we can reassess our activity and interaction with the world of plurality and become more congruent within our personality.

To choose…
verb [chose, chosen]
  •  to decide what you want from two or more things or possibilities:
She had to choose between the two men in her life.
Danny, come here and choose your ice cream.
He chose a shirt from the many in his wardrobe.
It's difficult choosing where to live.
I've chosen a present for Luis.
Yesterday the selectors chose Dales as the team's new captain.
The firm's directors chose Emma to be the new production manager.

As this example shows, not a day goes by without there being something which prompts us to make choices. Part of our modern conundrum is that we actually have too much choice and the result is we tend to waiver and become indecisive. Certainly about the small stuff, but sometimes about the big stuff too. We submit ourselves to far too many 'what ifs…' wondering whether we might be depriving ourselves of something by choosing one thing or situation over another.

Sadly, this can happen when it comes to committing to a plan of action in the spiritual part of our lives too. Often the question is as basic as whether to 'believe in God' or not… which is actually not an appropriate question.

Vedanta makes it clear that we must always start with the subject… the "I"… therefore 'who am I' is the a proper question… and as a result, 'do I believe in me?' would be another point to ponder. The decision we have then, is whether to commit to ourselves! That ought not to be too hard.

Ought it?

5 comments:

  1. YaYa I used to be a major 'what iffer'. The beauty to aging is I have learned to seize the moment and let go of what I have no control.
    Hugs HiC

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  2. There is some cool research that shows that all the little choices are exhausting us and making the big choices harder because we just don't have the mental energy. We don't even realize how many choices we make. Let's pick jam in a grocery store. There are probably at least 15 flavours. So you narrow it down to strawberry - you probably have to pick from 10 different types of strawberry jam. That is just one item on let's say a 20 item list. Imagine how many more choices you make in a day!

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  3. What if...well if we could change our life I would be it still would have it ups and downs. But we do all have free will to get us though it all.
    Coffee is on

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  4. Hello, we do have many choices to make. Hopefully, we all make the right choice in the end. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead.

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  5. Choices, so many, some good, some great, some really horrible. Some with little effect. One good one was following this blog.

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