One of the greatest strengths and weaknesses of man is the ability to think for himself. As the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility. So why do we as human beings have such a great responsibility?
Well simply put, our minds are the tool used to create the life that we live.
What determines the reality we live is the direction that our mind takes us. Life is governed by an endless supply of limitless possibilities that will never cease to exist. But the choices we make will greatly impact our future, so make sure you choose wisely.
When presented with a specific situation, how do you determine which choice is the right one? Do you take the time to consider each choice and how that will impact your future? Or do you act swiftly on the impulse that simply distracts you from the pain and discomfort you are experiencing?
What do I mean by impulse? Our impulses are triggered by responses such as fear, anger or sadness. It is that bowl of ice cream you eat when you are stressed or that cigarette you smoke when you are angry or that shopping spree you take to forget life for a little while.
But when we act on our impulses enough, they become habit. We become so consumed in these actions that we forget how to judge the situation with an unbiased perspective.
When the situation is viewed from a biased point of view, our emotions take over… and it’s game over from there. Now this isn’t always the case, but often our emotions cause very irrational decision-making. It is an automatic response to calm yourself the way that you best see fit.
The problem with impulses is that when fear is triggered within our brains, our natural response is to act on our impulses to rid ourselves of this negative emotion. There is currently a lot of fear taking place within our society, which keeps many people disempowered and unable to utilize their full potential.
So many people are urged to watch the news, which contains a lot of fear. Fear creates the ideal consumer, and what is right there to greet you when your automatic impulses arise? Big businesses that KNOW what you crave in those times of need.
This is what has caused a plethora of health problems to run rampant through our society. People turn to food, alcohol or cigarettes when the going gets tough and the stress is too high.
“People accept the consequences later to satisfy their impulses now.” ~ Sarah Lambert
So I ask you again, why we do these things? Because our impulses have dictated our decision-making.
So what other means of thinking is there?
The best way to live the most fulfilling life possible is to think through everything in a calm and clear manner. This will allow you take make the best choice and not fall victim to the trap that many others have experienced.
Think about what decision you are about to make. Before committing to a decision, think about how this is going to impact your life in the future. If you make a choice to do something, what will be the consequences of this action? It is important to understand that EVERYTHING has a consequence, good or bad.
So when you are able to make a complete decision based on the factors taking place, you are able to see what decision is truly the best decision to bring you down the path that you need to go down.
Deductive reasoning is defined as a logical process based on multiple ideas about something that are typically thought of as true. When we start to view the picture we are in instead of being stuck in the picture, we will be able to see all the possible choices and determine where to go from there.
Allow all perspectives to come through so you can make the best decision possible and put you down the path that you truly want to go.
Hack of the day: Look at All the Various Perspectives
Perspectives are one of the most powerful pieces of information you can gain on this planet, because no matter what the situation is, everyone will have a different perspective on the particular subject.
Looking at each perspective without judgment or without bias will enable you to get into the minds of others and see how they view the situation. There are a lot of things we don’t know we don’t know in this world. By listening to the perspective that others bring, you will learn much more than you ever dreamed possible.
When we talk to another person, they have valuable insight on something that you might not have otherwise seen. So take the time to listen to what they have to say and absorb it. This will give you a range of perspectives to look at things in the future and be able to make a decision that will best suit you and those around you.
We all live in a different reality, although we all live on the same planet. Your idea of what reality is might be far different than what reality is to me.May infinite light shine upon you, revealing your path to eternal bliss. Remember, all the answers we seek are only found inside of us, so don’t be afraid to go within. Love and unity to you all <3
Namaste my friends