“Making a decision is only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
I read that quote today and it reminded me of my recent decision about space. Actually, it gets me excited! When I think about space in my schedule, I vision ease, flow, presence. Yet I have made this decision before and found myself on the shoreline rather than in the current.
What does it really mean to make a decision?
What commitment does decision require?
What is mine to do once I’ve made the dive?
And perhaps it would be good to ask:
Is this really what I want?
Here’s what I know … and questions to open to more knowing! I know that *decision* is a message to the Universe to show us limitless possibility and invite us to receive its support. I know that the current is strong and mighty. I know that some of what will appear in that current will challenge my decision! I will be required over and over to recommit.
And I know, that if my decision is only half-hearted, then this current, Universal flow, will knock me off my feet and take me out of the game.
What happened to me recently? Well, I made a decision for space in my life and I made another decision to expand my connections with people. Hmm…. Two decisions which conflict in any given moment, yes? The Universe responded to both with limitless possibility. I, however, acted with a HUGE YES to connections and practiced only a half-hearted YES to space. Did I have another choice?
Yes. Both decisions were important to me. And I know that I can’t have connections without space. Balance is VITAL and it comes with practicing “No, not now … later” and scheduling space.
Intentional decisions require intentional follow-through. And intentional decisions require deep intention in the making. Is this really what I want? Am I prepared to follow-through with deep, committed action?
What about you?
What decisions have you made half-heartedly?
Which will you commit to 100%?
What does that look like?
The current is ready – are you?