Sunday, May 24, 2009

Its a choiceless choice

You might have countless choices in life but its not always easy to choose from them. We human beings often feel the pull between three things... our desires, our goals and our duties.
You might desire something, but you need to achieve certain goals first, and then your duties pull you away from your goals because they demand immediate attention. In such situations what remains in our hand is a choiceless choice...many options to choose from but we're tied in such a way that it seems impossible to pick one .
Sad but true...thats how life goes. But isn't there anyway that can help us decide????
There indeed is!
God has given us a brain to think, but it so happens that sometimes our brain just confuses us even more, this is when it needs a bit of the P.M. needs his cabinet, our brain needs the heart, both the things together make a great team..excellent results have been witnessed when decisions have been made both from our brain and our heart..while the brain gives our decisions a feasibility check, the heart helps us decide whats closest to us...something that'll command selfless devotion which'll come naturally as a song comes to a bird, since our heart is the tool that pushes away the material and brings in the eternal!
Thus whenever we are confused ..we should choose the one thats closest to our heart with a bit of analyses from our mind..."this is what I like..will it be a good idea"...and you'll get your answer.
Its a fact that God is omnipresent and has his own mechanisms to fulfill our prayers...He works both from our mind and our heart:) Remember one thing..dont ever get so confused that it makes you ignore your present, plan your future but live in the moment :) rest would go with the flow!


Ayesha Parveen said...

A thought-provoking post, well-written.

Sana, your posts make me think on a variety of issues.

Thanks a lot. Best wishes :)

manivannan said...

Beautiful thoughts! Being in the present is more important, that's why it's called 'PRESENT' (courtesy: Kunfu panda) :-)

Well written friend.


A New Beginning said...

Thanks Ayesha and Mani for your wonderful comments:)

Margaret Cloud said...

You wrote a very thoughtful post, I enjoyed reading it very much.

SindhuBhairavi said...

"our heart is the tool that pushes away the material and brings in the eternal! "thats very true.. loved reading the post. nice and simple..

A New Beginning said...

Thanks Margaret and Sindhu. Have a great day ahead:)

riddhi said...

Very true.. A thought provoking thought. A great idea to write on..

Rhapsody said...

Choice is a blessing and a curse because even when "we" refuse to choose "we" have chosen by virtue of choosing not to choose.

Sometimes when one is caught in the complexities of choice the only way out is to choose pratically by selecting the lesser of 2 evils.

Joseph Pulikotil said...


Amazing post with great wisdom deeply embedded in it to serve an as eye opener for all of us, who are often left clueless, drifting and unable to decide when presented with a multiplicity of choices to make.

It is an excellent idea to decide in partnership with both head and heart and to live in the present.

Living in the present is easier said than done.Most often our mind is like a monkey which jumps from one branch to the other. Our mind is restless. We regret the past and worry about the future. We analyze our past and normally we start finding fault with what we did or did not do. The future hangs like a Damocles sword on our head.

The pressures of modern day jobs with targets and performance and monetary considerations makes us work like a horse with blinds on. We can neither look this side or that side. In the process our genuine aims, aspirations, ambitions and goals are given the go by and we keep drifting like a sea weed.

However, the people who achieve real greatness are those who follow their aims with the utmost dedication against all odds and difficulties. For eg. Mahatma Gandhi--he could have been a success full lawyer but instead chose to fight for the freedom of our country and he lived in penury.

Fantastic post and I admire the deep insight. Many thanks.

Have a nice day:)

A New Beginning said...

Thanks Ridhima,Rhapsody for your great comments and Joseph, I am highly obliged and greatful to you for leaving such good comments with so much of depth in them. Thanks a ton, and all the very best to all!:)

Rush said...

added u to my blogroll, u can check it out at the top of the page under the BLOGROLL tab.
Have added a little thanku note to it.

A New Beginning said...

Thanks Rush, I am indeed honoured:)