I’ve often thought about the question attributed to Albert Einstein (although I think he didn’t actually ever pose it!)
The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe
Whether he said it or not, it’s still an interesting question which highlights how our beliefs inform our choices. If we believe the universe is hostile then we see ourselves in a constant battle for survival, if we see it as friendly then we call to it for support, and if we think it is neither then maybe we make choices based on the essential meaningless and randomness of life.
OK, I think that is too simplistic and in fact there are no clear answers to this question, but I do think the useful point is about influences. I do believe your choices are informed by your beliefs. Simple, everyday beliefs. Is it safe to walk down this street? Are strangers likely to attack you? Are your friends likely to act in your best interests? And so on…..
All this came to mind this morning having listened to Jim Carrey’s speech at the Maharishi University. Here’s the ONE minute edit…..
(you need to click the link to see the video for this one. Go on, do it now, then come back and read the rest)
So, here’s the key point to think about just now – are you making your choices based on love or fear?
Fear is the main weapon of persuasion in the world, but you don’t need to make it the basis of your life.
What choice will you make today if that choice is to be based on love?
What choice would you make instead if you are basing it on fear?
What are you going to choose?