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[Mar. 15th, 2006|01:00 am]
John Taylor
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If I think I'm making the right decision, why is it tearing me apart?
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[User Picture]From: stephster_m_m
2006-03-15 07:10 pm (UTC)
Some decisions are never easy.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-03-16 05:52 am (UTC)

The Right Decision

Well, it's really a tetrachotomy:
Either you THINK you're making the right decision and your inner sense agrees, OR you THINK you're making the right decision and your inner sense disagrees, OR you FEEL you're making the right decision and your inner sense agrees, OR you FEEL you're making the right decision and your inner sense disagrees.
Because, IF you both FELT and THOUGHT that you were making the right decision, YOU WOULD NOT BE DOUBTING! Since the inner sense is nothing more than the truest expression of both thought and feeling; indeed, the very root of both of them.

Thus, it's really a conflict between your mind and your heart. Most likely, since it was some sort of volition (free will), you THINK you did the right thing and you FEEL otherwise. The real question, though, is whether or not your inner sense agrees with your mind or your heart.
Whatever your inner sense says is the right choice, in all matters. Sadly, the inner voice has very little to say and speaks very quietly. We usually gauge it by agreement between the heart and mind. But when there's disagreement, we're often in quandry.

Thus is one of life's tragedies: We often do not know what is right. We try using Reason, we try following our feelings, but neither one is always right. So, John, you're just going to have to wait and see.
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