If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.
The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.
If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign- body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on- alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.
// Deepak Chopra
I may think of you softly from time to time.
But I’ll cut off my hand before I ever reach for you again.
The Crucible // Arthur Miller
Your strength charms and amazes me.
I mean the strength of your entire personality, not only of your brain.
// Gustave Flaubert
Once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
// Haruki Murakami
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
// Anaïs Nin
Based on small case studies, the top 5 regrets of dying are:
1) Not living life being true to self
2) Having worked too hard
3) Not having the courage to express feelings
4) Not staying in touch with friends and
5) Not letting yourself be happier.
// Bronnie Ware
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Little Women // Louisa May Alcott