23 Ramadan 2012: Thirds

A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one. – Rita Mae Brown

We face major and critical decisions quite often in our lives that pull us in two different directions. We have talked about this in a few of our previous posts directly or indirectly, however, its’ resurfacing in our practical life alerts us that we must deal with it again before the month is over.

There is the first standard case where hesitancy is due to missing information we have at hand to decide on the road that brings us closer to god which also results in the greatest goodness for ourselves (life and hereafter) and more generally, humanity.

The second case that we came to realize is one where hesitancy is present because of an incomplete decision ‘package’ at hand. In other words, instead of pondering over two roads for a decision, we need to be able to recognize that there is always a third option that combines the two and hence, becomes the decision itself.

We ask god to grant us the ability to ‘see’, assess, and accept the roads that are provided to us in our lives and remain open-minded to those ‘thirds’.

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