Thursday, April 2, 2009

How does one choose between goals that are opposite?

Since my beautiful friend Diana says that she misses reading my blog, I'll write something and see how it goes. It's clear to me that I don't want to write about my own process. So I've been thinking that I could answer questions, according to my experience and beliefs.

My friend Kalli sent me six questions that I've been sitting on because I haven't felt like writing. So I'll start with her first question and see how it goes:

How does one choose between goals, when they are mutually exclusive? If one will benefit more than one person and the other will bring peace of mind only to the principal character? Does this person betray anybody, in the pursuit of happiness and whom?

Since we're all connected, at the deepest level, anything that is for your highest good is for the highest good of all. So in making a choice, you really only need to check your own heart, your own intuition, and see how you feel about it.

If you have a heavy feeling inside, that choice will not help anyone. It's not about sacrifice. It's not about the good of the many being more important than the individual. Communism tried that and it was hell. If people follow the path that brings them joy, then that path will bring joy to everyone. The ends are always consistent with the means. You cannot do something that makes you unhappy and have an end result that brings joy to anyone. You betray yourself when you don't pursue what gives you joy.

If you're confused, and don't know what to do, then don't do anything. When the time is right you will know what to do and it will be choiceless.