Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Truth or Illusion

Recently, I had a big decision to make. I walked over to my bookshelves and pulled a book, The One Decision, off the shelf…opened it and found: “This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.” Omar Bradley, WWII Army Chief of Staff, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

It went on to say,
"To be or not to be
A life of More or a life of less
Awake or asleep
Deep or superficial
Substantive or vacuous
Real or fake
Light or dark
Spiritual or temporal
Fulfilling deep desires or surface wants
Truth or illusion
Adventure or suffering"

Which do you choose?

Thinking and planning about the choice is one thing...even making the choice has a heady, optimistic feel to it...but, acting on the choice is the meat of the situation. And that can sometimes feel like the meat is in a grinder.

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