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Freedom from double regret and into happiness

In Uncategorized on May 6, 2016 by mstevensrev

OhNoToday you will have to make a choice If you are thoughtful at all you know that there is a downside to it, and after thinking a little longer you realize there is a downside to not doing it. Multi-perspective can drive you mad or to fear, yet it is necessary for any logical person to function optimally.

Some of these decision we face deserve time and discernment, walking through each alternative, making lists, and seeking the advice of others, and yet it still comes down to making the decision and that alone can feel like a trap to us. Often I turn to what would make me feel good or make me happy. Only to find that was short sighted criteria for making the decision.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”, Mahatma Gandhi. The hard work is aligning oneself with our truth. Seeking what you think, not just listening to the voices distracting you in your head. Listen to what you say, not when the ego is operating and surviving with everything he has so you don’t look foolish in front of someone you want to impress. Struggle to find the subtle thoughts and the quiet voice.

Were I to wish for anything I would not wish for wealth and power, but for the passion of the possible, that eye which everywhere, ever young, ever burning, sees possibility. Pleasure disappoints, not possibility.

Søren Kierkegaard

Thank you to  Either/Or: Kierkegaard on the Tyranny of Choice and How to Transcend the Trap of Double Regret, for inspiring this post and getting me to share the idea.

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