“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’
‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.
‘I don’t much care where – ’ said Alice.
‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.
‘- so long as I get SOMEWHERE,’ Alice added as an explanation.
‘Oh, you’re sure to do that,’ said the Cat, ‘if you only walk long enough.”
– Lewis Carroll,
You know the feeling of being torn between two choices, both with their own merits and pitfalls, and you feel stuck in between, unable to make a decision? That’s where I’m at these days. I’m still deliberating on which way to go with an important decision about my next venture, and although both options have their benefits, they both have an element of fear of the unknown as well.
I’m starting to feel some stress around this, and I need to make a decision. I think I’m stuck partly because I am very aware of how our thoughts, beliefs and actions create our lives, and I know that every choice opens up a world of possibilities, but I think it may also close others that I don’t want to close.
I planned to share my (in) decision-making process with you in today’s post, and hopefully find some clarity through my writing. With these thoughts in mind, I came across the quote below that certainly helped to provide some insight on how to make my decision. It offers an answer to my fear of closing the door on potential opportunities by choosing one direction over the other. I believe it’s a message from the Universe saying, ‘don’t worry, all possibilities are open to you whenever you choose to pursue them, the door never really closes.’
“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.
The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.
If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign – body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on – alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.”
– Deepak Chopra
And then this thought popped into my head:
The path you choose isn’t as important as making a decision. Once you set your mind in one direction, the Universe will conspire to open the gates of all that stands behind the chosen path.
If you’re not sure which way to go, listen to your inner voice, move towards what feels right, and if both choices feel the same, just make a decision, take the first step, and know that whichever way you go, your desires will guide you to where you want to be in the end.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!