Monday, March 24, 2008

Candy Store

I remember going to the candy store with 10 cents. The selection wasn't that varied, but even so, I had to decide between mojos, licorice cigars or straws...usually the mojos won out! (they were a better deal, anyway.)

Today, when we are faced with even more variety, it can be difficult to make the decisions we need to make. Everything from 'what shall I have for dinner tonight?' to 'which vitamins do I need?' or 'what do we do tonight?'

Often we spend enormous amounts of time and energy fretting about making the right choice. In other words, we get stuck in indecision. That's fear, m'dear. We're so afraid of making the wrong choice, that we neglect to make any choice. The more we do this - the more entrenched we become.

So, how do we get unstuck? Fortunately, by quietening down the stress hormones, we free ourselves from that endless hamster wheel of thought that goes nowhere - fast!

Somewhere between the candy counter and my life up until about a yr. ago, I was mired in indecision. I am so much happier, as I now understand that I can trust the decisions I make knowing that I did the best with the information I had at the time. (By the way, understanding and really knowing are two very different things.)

Photo: Nicci

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