Saturday, October 13, 2007

Wishes

During all those years growing up, making wishes about what I wanted and not getting them, I realized that sometimes they come years and years later. There are no timelines in regards to promises by the universe! They don’t always come quite as expected.

One thing I’ve learned is that wishes normally do come true, but in a very literal sense. You have to be very careful what you wish for – because you will get just what you asked for! You have to be very specific in making your declarations. And so I’ve tried so very hard NOT to express any kind of wishes, for sometimes you get a whole lot more than you bargained for. Such as all the responsibilities that come with owning a dog, for example.

But sometime in the not-too-distant past, I made a slight slip of the tongue, and made a wish for something that I didn’t have a remotest chance of getting. But I did! The question now is do I have to accept it.

One thing that I was told some time back was that when the universe hands something to you, you are being given the opportunity to show that you can take responsibility and ownership of it, and make good use of it. If you refuse, you are showing that you are not worthy of anything at all, and you will not receive anything again. If you accept, you have to show that you are mature enough to handle all the pressures that come with it, and that you will share your fortune with others. That’s an awesome choice to make.

Now, I have to make choices every day -- difficult choices, requiring hours of examination of all the facts and all the outcomes -- choices that I must make in a matter of moments. Things like what tie to wear today, which street to take to work, where to go for lunch today. But that is all part of a day’s work, and I do them without too much agony.

However, there comes a time in every person’s life where a major decision must be made, a choice that will have life-changing consequences, and there is no way to know for sure what the final outcome is going to be. You can gather all the facts, follow it through several scenarios, you have to consider the pros and cons, weigh them all, and then make an informed choice. In my case, the scales always seem to be equally balanced! How do you make choice based on that? You can’t always rely on emotions, for they have led me astray before; and logic doesn’t seem to be enough to make the choice. What else can I go on?

So my friends, the question is: Do I or don’t I?

3 comments:

Mel said...

Maybe you need to look beyond the consequences of this choice and try to determine the likely consequences of those consequences. If you accept this opportunity and it does not go well, where will it leave you, metaphorically or otherwise? If that situation would not be an untenable or unmitigatedly regrettable one, then I'd say do it.

df said...

If you take the new opportunity, what will it cost you, physically and spiritually? Are you ready to pay the cost? Would *not* taking the opportunity cost you something? For example, the cost of staying in a bad place can be high. Did you really wish for this? Why?

Best wishes....

FiberQat said...

I've found that in situations where I am in a similar dilemma that another scenario complete unthought of arises from the choice I have taken. I've learned from that to trust my innermost gut feelings that arose when I first encountered the dilemma. They haven't failed me yet.