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Beneficial Choices

Since it’s the same mind that tells you to do something and also questions why it was done, how can you be sure that the so called right choices you make are actually beneficial ones…

Every choice made is the right choice because if it wasn’t you wouldn’t have made it, but just because it’s labeled right that doesn’t make it a beneficial one. This is what’s of real importance in the choices that are made, are they the most beneficial as possible? We make many choices which aren’t always the most beneficial. Why do you think this is? If you were really in control of your life, you would never make a choice that wasn’t beneficial for you. Dream your dreams, do your good deeds, but the question always comes back to what is the intent behind the choices that you make. This will determine not so much if the choice made is right, but more so if it’s truly a beneficial one.

To understand this you will have to investigate your own mind and the intentions behind your choices. Choices will be made based on your conditioning and that’s what makes you label it right, but because of the control of the self serving conditioning, many choices made are of the self serving variety. The choices made based on this aren’t really beneficial for you, but they are the choice that’s made so live with it, accept it, and move on. Understand what your intent is behind your choices and not only can you make the right choice, but you will also make the most beneficial choice. I’ve often heard it said, do the next right thing, but that doesn’t automatically make it beneficial and who is labeling it right; the person who doesn’t really know if it’s beneficial.

I made a lot of decisions in my life which I thought were right for me and the results of many of those decisions were exactly what I thought they would be, but it didn’t turn out to be what was beneficial for me. Part of my practice today is to try and get very quiet before making a choice. When this is done the choice made is based on quietness and it’s intent is truly the most beneficial to not only me, but to all humanity…