|*Winter Sunrise: The Age of Light is upon Us|
The greater realm, inherent curiosity, the greater purpose--humanity itself --speaks to us in echoes from the past. It asks us with every sunrise to be brave enough to make decisions. It demands answers to problematic areas and questions of life, you know the kind, ethics, morality, reality, and intent --in all aspects of our existence.
The big 'Why?' even occurs on occasion. Is the answer always "because"?
Do you find yourself saying: "I dunno, let's ask Mikey" or "Who do you think I am, Einstein"? or "the devil made me do it" ?
I don't know about you, but there are questions I haven't devised ready answers for. Yet. Why?
To draw important conclusions, thought must be dedicated to the process of making decisions . We actually have to train our minds to think and decide. Learn how to learn. It is not always easy. We're bombarded daily and distracted too easily with trash, trivia, and 'important' daily bits and bytes.
How about you? Can you make important decisions easily? No?
Let's practice and begin with small stuff. Small should be easy, right? Okay, let's start out small. Make some small decisions and specifically practice the art of making decisions. For now, pay more attention to the process of making decisions rather than the decision itself.
What does one actually do to make decisions? Let's experiment. Make some.
Want pizza instead of mac 'N cheese for supper? An orange instead of an apple? Red tie instead of blue? Turn left instead of right, take a different route home? Recycle the garbage instead of dedicating it to the landfill...the list goes on. Mundane
Let's move into bigger, more difficult decisions now:
Go to university? Get married? Buy a car? Get a divorce? Change jobs? Move across the country, The generic: like it or not? That one is general, larger, more complex, more difficult and takes more thought.
Finally, a very big question; one about life itself. What exactly is your purpose in life? Will you give in, give up, live a mundane life, watch the boob-tube and eat junk food forever? Will you hold out for something better, think for yourself, and make changes for the advancement of humanity?
Will you sit back in limbo,
Now we're getting somewhere. A big question that actually means something. Yes, apathy affects you even if you don't realize it --or consciously choose the lazy way out, the low road.
Let us awaken and bring light into our lives by being positive, doing the right thing, making the right decisions. Can we encourage thoughtless people. mean, dishonest, and crabby to be nicer? How about the people that tell little white lies and progress to ugly black lies? Can we encourage them to change their lives and tell the truth? Can the greedy ever be convinced they can thrive otherwise?
Can we influence enough people, ultimately even putting deviant evil itself on notice? Yes, that evil, that systemic, encroaching evil-- the observable pariah that plagues humanity every day.
We invite and encourage readers at Incoming Bytes to think for themselves, make some decisions, make some effort, and come to the same conclusion. We can start civilization over and do things right. How about that? All you have to do to start is decide which toppings will be on your pizza. Feels good, doesn't it? You have taken the first step to be in charge of your own life.
Let us use common sense and start making change with every sunrise. Let us decide to be proactive and change one mind at a time. Let us decide to win with logic and reason. Let us decide to inspire respect for all of humanity and the planet we live upon. Let us decide to fulfill our greater purpose in life.
Can you decide if you want to see the world changed for the better? I have decided. I do.
Have you made any significant decisions today? Do you find it difficult to make decisions?
Is that incoming I hear ?
*Photo credit (c) r.a.kukkee 2012