The Choice is Always Yours!
Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! We are faced with the task of taking decisions a zillion times a day — we take most of them naturally as they have become a part of our daily routine. There are other decisions which we need to take based on analysis, discussions, introspection, etc — these could be for your schooling, higher education, choice of career, marriage, job, etc. But always remember that in all these instances, once you are old enough to think for yourself — the decision is always yours to take. You may take advise, consult any number of people, but the final decision is always yours.
In cultures of the East, parents have a role to play to a certain point, they guide you, they provide you with the support system unlike the west, and they help you take the decision. In the west you are left to fend for yourself once you are out of school — you earn and you learn. Not so, in India — here you are given all the help you need — it is up to you to take it and decide what you want to do in life.
The day you start taking responsibility for your choices, one could say that you have truly matured. All decisions you take have two likely outcomes — good or bad — but as the choice is yours, it is you and only you who bears the fruits or suffers the outcome. Do not blame others or find excuses for things which go wrong — because the choice is always yours, it is your decision only, so consequently the result is also yours to bear!
With regular meditation and introspection, you start losing body consciousness and start enhancing your soul consciousness — as this happens your choices, your decisions are guided by your inner voice — such decisions, such choices are never wrong, they may appear wrong in the short term, but in the long term they are always proved right! The best one can do is to start listening to the inner voice, acting according to it, accepting the results as God’s will and sailing through life happily. Believe me, if you start doing this you will be on the road to success both materially and spiritually — may your inner light show you the way, is my fervent prayer to God!