Friday, 26 April 2013

Decisions, decisions.

At any one point in a maze, there are generally two ways to go. Sometimes more, but unless you've just reached the exit, there's usually a decision to make. Left or right? Often, life can feel just like a maze. You're sure there has to be a way through it, but you don't have a map. Who knows whether the decisions you make every day are the right ones? How come some people seem to glide through it much easier than you do? But of course, not only do you go through each day faced with a million decisions, you also generally always have a choice about the way you'll think about what happens, and this is the bit which is easy to forget.

Most of us tend to have familiar patterns of thought. Something happens and we view it in a particular way - in general, the way we always view this kind of thing, and that's fine if, for instance, we're always pleased about positive events. On the other hand, it's not so great if your reaction to bad stuff is to say: 'Well, it's all my fault. I bring these things upon myself'. You see, it's probably not the truth. Just now and again (often, perhaps) someone else is to blame. Someone else is the cause. That's one branch of the maze, then, one choice. But there will be many others. For example, do you blame the other person? Or try to understand them?

Why not try to keep this in mind today? Emotions, just like life itself, can take the form of a maze. And the best way to progress (indeed, the only way) is to remember that you have choices. Always.