Day 20: PRACTICE MINDFUL DECISION-MAKING
Every decision we make, no matter how big or small, tells the world what kind of people we are.
Our decision to throw trash into a bin instead of littering the street shows that we are people who care about our city, and value cleanliness.
Our decision to not pick up something that does not belong to us shows that we are people who listen to the voice of their conscience.
We may never have the opportunity to be powerful people, people whose decisions impact the world and seal the fate of nations.
And yet, each of our decisions is doing exactly that.
It is making and remaking the world for us.
Which brand of toothpaste to buy? Which college to go to? Which subjects to study? Where to work? Who to marry?
You know that poem by Robert Frost? Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.
That is what our decisions represent. Each choice we make, whether in a store or all through life, represents a road we are taking. And a new journey we will undertake.
A new path we will walk on.
Let's choose mindfully.
Let's bring the weight of all our awareness to bear on every decision we make.
Let's decide in such a way as to ensure that we are always in control of our decisions.
For in the end, they will affect our whole life.