Decisions and Paths

Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask yourself this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn’t, it is of no use.

Carlos Castaneda {don Juan}

Despite all my comments on this blog about being whacko, perhaps a star-child and an Aquarian being, my self-assessment is that I am way more decisive than most people. I can make a life changing decision in an instant. Not because of being hot headed, but because I have been accumulating data, mood and feeling in my decision-making funnel over a long period of time. When the time comes, I seldom hesitate or prevaricate further.

I have surprised many with decisions which to their perception are “out of the blue”. They are not, it is just that people can be very self-obsessed and as a consequence lacking in observation. If your head is up your arse it is difficult to perceive with any accuracy the world surrounding.

Something which may appear to be good and enjoyable, can lose its heart slowly and inexorably then I can have a “fuck this for a game of soldiers” moment and off I ride into the sunset. One has to be ready to let go of the old.

I going to make a hypothesis here and maybe develop it when I find the words.

Decision is a fundamental part of any true spiritual journey because evolution as a being requires that you make decisions.

Decision Making or Making Decisions?

A while back someone suggested that there was a need for courses on Decision Making. Somewhat foolishly I agreed to try to draft one. Needless to say this highlighted every single decision in my daily life!

I gave this course, in its initial version, at Cumberland Lodge to some Ph.D. students at the life science / physical sciences interface.

It is a rather grand venue in a royal park. At the time I had just had a basal cell carcinoma surgically removed from my cheek. So I had half a dozen stitches in my face, as if I had been in a confrontation with “Razor Eddie”.

The course is generally applicable

It can be opened as a pdf slide pack at:

Decision Making